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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.


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Checkout Bluestacks or GenyMotion


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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 ...


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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 ...


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I bought an Acer Aspire netbook, and it has Windows 7 and Android 2.1 pre-installed.


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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 ...


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The one thing that sticks out from your question is that /sda3 is NTFS-formatted on /sda3 (NTFS partition created in Windows 7) and thus the Android's Linux kernel panic's due to not understanding NTFS.


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It looks like there are no Android 4.4 images ready yet for this. In the download area of the Android X86 project you can find a couple of images and more, starting with Android 1.6 (Donut) and currently reaching up to Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), and also other useful resources. Might be worth checking there again later, as I would expect they add 4.4 as soon ...


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Your device isn't listed in the list of supported notebooks, so it's not surprising that it doesn't work. You'll have to wait until it's supported. Remember that the Android-x86 project is made by volunteers, so support for particular hardware depends on someone with the necessary skills having that hardware and an interest in making it work. You might be ...


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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.


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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."


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There are many ways to run android on PC Using Official Android Emulator BlueStacks YouWave AppSurfer (run Android app in browser) Android-x86 Project Windroy Genymotion


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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).


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I'm using the very same setup with NAT mode. To connect via ADB: in VirtualBox Manager, right-click on your VM and select "show log" press Ctrl-F to initialize a search, type "DHCP". You will find several lines stating something like NAT: DHCP offered IP address 10.0.2.15 – that's your IP, write it down ;) select the "gear icon" in the same context menu to ...


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Did you check with netcfg within Android that both are really up? If, e.g., eth1 is down, enable it with netcfg eth1 dhcp up.


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That's not a Play Store compatibility error that you're getting on your device, that's an install error which says that it's having problems installing the app on your device. The Play Store only checks some basic specs of your device (like OS versions, screen size, RAM size, whether or not there's a camera, etc) it can't tell remotely whether or not there's ...


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Since your virtual machine doesn't have a battery, it uses a fake battery sensor to provide the required battery information to the OS. While it's possible to make it read any amount of charge, and to change over time, it's convenient to use a fixed amount somewhere in the middle of the range, since values close to 100% or 0% can cause the Android OS and ...


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Open source archive is for the developers or ROM cooks. It contains files which can be used when building a kernel. This is mainly intended for experienced developers and not for normal phone users


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If you go to www.androidx86.org and click on releases, it will direct you to a list of releases that can be downloaded. http://sourceforge.net/projects/android-x86/files/Release%204.4/ is where the Android x86 4.4 RC2 ISO is one such link that androidx86.org will direct you to.


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Over time new versions of Android-x86 appear, and the problem is solved now by the next available release - build 20130725 with Android 4.3.


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The solution is pretty simple, far more easier than I anticipated: Partition your USB drive/SDCard, into two partitions, using this EaseUS Partition Master, which is what I used. Partition layout needs to be one with 1GB of space with FAT32 filesystem, that is for the installer. Remaining partition of type ext3 (Linux partition). The installer, when ...


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You can have a look at Servers Ultimate on Play. The SSH server itself works on all devices and command line works on ARM and x86. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icecoldapps.serversultimate


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I have a similar issue and excluded the posibility that NTFS is the problem since I tried everything on a FAT32 partition. I think it has something to do with the drive geometry not being aligned properly thus the errors. (in my situation, everything else (OSes) work fine)


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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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I don't know whether there are projects of this kind. What comes nearest probably is the android-x86 projects that is a port of an android environment on desktop workstations: http://www.android-x86.org/



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