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The HowToGeek has a set of instructions on how to Run Android on Your Netbook or Desktop here. It uses the Android builds from Android-x86.org but I don't know how active that project still is? However if you just want to try Android out you're probably far better off just using the emulator on your PC.
Nothing like that exists yet since the apps are not run natively in the OS, but they use Dalvik Virutal Machine instead (Wikipedia). It's somewhat comparable to Java in the sense that it uses bytecode and creates a separated environment for each app. So unless the Dalvik environment is ported to other platforms, they can't be run on normal hardware. There ...
http://www.android-x86.org/ This is the only android distribution for Intel/AMD processors that I am aware of. It has little support, but is actively maintained. The latest version is a release candidate for Android 2.3. Obviously hardware support is hit and miss. For what it's worth it runs very well on my EEE PC. You can install the ISO to a USB drive ...
It all depends on the device where you're going to install this Android port. If you access the download page of the Android-x86 Project, you'll find a short description for every available ISO to point you out onto the proper download. Assuming that you're out to try the latest, Android-x86 4.0-RC1 live and installation iso: for AMD Brazos platform for ...
I came across another way to install Android on a PC from MakeUseOf via this Android Enthusiasts question, and thought I'd post it as an alternative answer. It's a live CD called, appropriately enough, "Live Android."
I suggest you try the latest 4.0 release candidate. See the release notes and try the closest matching. I was lucky and my unsupported Netbook ran it. YMMV though. It's a question of CPU, GPU, chipset and screen resolution. http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-0-rc1 It's a live CD so you can just try without installing it first.
I recommend using the Android emulator if you want to experiment with Android without buying a device. LiveAndroid isn't supported by Google and it hasn't been updated in quite a while. It could be that your video card is not supported. I'd also recommend using VMWare Player instead of VirtualBox if you really want to use LiveAndroid.
There are many ways to run android on PC Using Official Android Emulator BlueStacks YouWave AppSurfer (run Android app in browser) Android-x86 Project
Yes, it is possible. I am running a fully functional Android 4.0.4 (ICS) on my Acer ASPIRE ONE D255E. Amazing how fully functional it is, out-of-the box, without me having to spend any time tweaking or hacking. Use these up-to-date instructions on How To Install Android On Your Netbook.
According to this thread, this is possible and it is as easy as adding the following line to /etc/vold.fstab: dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto SDCARD=/dev/sda7 But I haven't tried it myself.
Thanks to eldarerathis comment. Indeed, I was able to set needed resolution by modifying kernel boot parameters. Instead of video=-16 in kernel boot options I use video=uvesa UVESA_MODE=1024x768 and all is working in native monitor resolution! More detailed description is here (in Russian language).
The Android's linux kernel would not have the SATA/IDE hard drives drivers installed into the kernel, all it can see is flash cards MMC, understands ext3fs and ext4fs, vfat filesystems so the answer to the question is no you cannot see other partitions outside of the domain of Android itself! What you can do though is this, build a new linux kernel with the ...
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