I've installed the Chromium Vanilla by Hexxeh to a USB drive, but I can't use it on my computer because it lacks the carl9170 driver, which is needed by my adapter (a D-Link DWA-160.)
I've managed to get it booted on the Netbook, whose wireless chip is supported, and I've downloaded carl9170-1.fw version 1.9.7 for Linux kernel 3.1 and higher (the version of Chromium OS I have uses 3.0.4.)
Unfortunately, I haven't managed to get the driver loaded. I've tried putting it in all kinds of locations, and I've made lots of different attempts to load it with both
insmod, but I can't seem to figure out what to do.
modprobe usually complains about "module not found".