I was trying to install android-x86 inside my virtualbox last evening. But I wasn't able to make it right. I'm getting a 'kernel panic' message. How do I overcome it? The following is a snapshot of what I got out of my installation attempt.

kernel panic message - image


normally you'd hav ti get your VT-x working and all that. but if however, you don't have VT-x, this guide does the job: https://helloworldhelp.wordpress.com/android-x86-vm-no-vt-x/

  • The mentioned article uses the approach based on VMware Player, which isn't available any longer: only VMware Workstation Player is available for download, which shows the warning like 'The host CPU does not support the necessary hardware requirements' when ran on Lenovo G550 (Celeron Dual-Core CPU T3500 @ 2.1 GHz) with 6 GB RAM and Windows 7 64-bit. – AntonK Aug 5 '18 at 8:51
  • ... and even if you proceed with installation and create a virtual machine, you won't be able to run it - the error is shown, saying that Intel VT-x is required: 'This host does not support Intel VT-x. This host does not support "Intel EPT" hardware assisted MMU virtualization. Module 'CPUIDEarly' power on failed. Failed to start the virtual machine.' – AntonK Aug 5 '18 at 9:04
  • I didn't see any of those errors. Make sure you select a 32-bit Android OS and use Linux 3.x as the OS. – GregX Aug 10 '18 at 2:48
  • Sorry. I used a Celeron processor to ckeck if its true, and it is. Somehow VMware Workstation Player says it can't run without VT-x on Celeron processors. But works fine on Core, Core 2, Core i processors, even without VT-x. Strange! – GregX Aug 10 '18 at 2:50
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    The last compatible version is Player 12. filehippo.com/download_vmware_player/76193 – GregX Aug 10 '18 at 2:55

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