Test build for Android-x86 2.2 (Froyo-x86) on virtual machine.
We are glad to announce a test iso image of froyo-x86 for vm (virtual machine) target is uploaded to the download server:
In this build I add a special experimental mode for testing purpose. In this mode the system still boots from the iso and runs like a live CD, but it saves settings and user data to a Linux ext3 partition on the (virtual) harddisk. It also emulates a sdcard by a fat partition on the harddisk. Therefore, you don't need to install android-x86 to the harddisk, but all data are persistent. So I call it the persistent mode.
To use it, you need to create an ext3 partition and a fat partition on the harddisk. You may enter the debug mode to do it manually, e.g.,
# fdisk /dev/sda # (create two partitions like below) Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 199 1604704 83 Linux /dev/sda2 200 520 2588544 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA) # mdev -s # mke2fs -j /dev/sda1 # newfs_msdos /dev/sda2We may provide a GUI tool to create them easier in future release.
The source code is available in the main git server,
as well as the SourceForge mirror:
Read here for how to compile the source code.