If you downloaded the earlier build of Hexxeh’s Diet Chromium OS only to find that your wireless NIC wasn’t supported, I’ve got some good news for you.

Tonight, there’s a new build called “Cherry” which includes support for RALink and Broadcom wireless adapters. With Intel and Atheros adapters already supported you should now be able to run Diet Chromium on just about any netbook and have full hardware support.

It’s a small change, and likely involved little more than dumping the contents of the /lib/firmware folder from a Ubuntu 9.10 install into Diet Chromium before creating the new image file. You can, of course, do this yourself – but getting them baked in is much simpler. So go on – grab the new torrent [torrent] and take it for a spin! Direct download links are also available on Hexxeh’s site.

The instructions on my last post still work if you need to dump the image to a USB flash drive or SD card.

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Lee Mathews

Computer tech, blogger, husband, father, and avid MSI U100 user.

5 replies on “Hexxeh updates Google Chrome OS build, now compatible with more netbooks”

  1. Since I downloaded yesterday, I assume I have the version mentioned here. I am confused as the compatibility chart shows that ASUS EEE 700 fully works and my wifi does not. Works on the wire, but I have yet to get the wifi turned on.

  2. Still doesn’t work on my HP 311, just a black screen. Most likely a problem with the ION.

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