Android-x86

Run Android on your PC

Installation



Introduction

We have implemented an easy installer to install Android-x86 to a harddisk. The supported filesystems are

You can install Android-x86 to an NTFS filesystem to co-exist with Windows. See the Advanced Section for more details.

Step by Step



Advanced



How to create a bootable USB stick for Android-x86?



Multi-Boot

To boot other operating systems, you have to add items for them to /grub/menu.lst. For example, to boot Windows, add the following:

title Windows
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

This assumes Windows is installed to the first partition of the first hard disk. Alternatively, you need to change rootnoverify to the appropriate value. See Grub Manual for details.

Updated (2010)

Since froyo-x86, if there is an NTFS partition in the installed disk, the installer will ask if you want to create a boot item for Windows, as shown below.


Issues

VMware

You have to change your virtual disk type to be IDE because the default type in VMware is SCSI, and Android-x86 kernel is not configured to support SCSI. You can follow these steps:

  1. Create a virtual machine.
  2. Edit virtual machine settings after the virtual machine created.
  3. Choose the hard disk and remove it.
  4. Add a hard disk to create a new virtual disk, then you can choose IDE as your virtual disk type.
  5. When finished, you can install android-x86 normally.