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Posted on 2014-03-01
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Hi,
Is there a way to run Android by a Virtual machine within one PC/Desktop? I've got that Virtualbox is not the option for this.
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by:Kimputer
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You could basically run android since day one. Just download the android sdk from Google. Make sure you know which android version you wish to run, and add it after the sdk is installed. See the section avd (android virtual device).

developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
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by:Abhilash
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You can Run Android Kit Kat on VMware Workstation now.
VMware guys wrote a blog post on how to do this.

The ISO can be found at
http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-4-rc1

Download the ISO and install it and you will have the Android OS up a and running in your VMware workstation/Player.

I doubt if virtual box supports it, but since the ISO/Live CD is available you can give it a try.
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by:Peter Hutchison
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I have Android x86 on Virtual box and it does work, so you can run most apps in the ISO ok. Obviously you will not get any of the phone, gps, or touch features that work on a real Android phone.
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by:HuaMinChen
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Many thanks all.

Cmsxpjh,
Within Virtualbox, what OS type/version do you choose, when setting up Android X86?
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by:Abhilash
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You can choose Type Linux and Version as Linux 2.6
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by:Peter Hutchison
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Well the recommended settings are:
OS: Linux 2.6
Memory: 512 MB
Video: 8MB
CD Image: android-x86-2.2r2-eeepc.iso
Sound: Sound blaster 16
Network: PCNet-Fast III over NAT
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by:HuaMinChen
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Thanks all.
How about that I want to set up

android-x86-4.4-RC1

within Virtualbox? Which Linux version should I choose there?
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by:Abhilash
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It would be the same version.
Last time i remember 4.3 was working fine on Linux 2.6, so 4.4 should work too.
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by:HuaMinChen
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Sorry, I try to set it up within one Virtualbox. But I get the attached
t669.png
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by:Abhilash
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I just tested with mine. Android 4.4 RC1 and Virtualbox 4.0.4.
Works fine. See the below screenshot.
Android on Virtualbox
Give the Specs as in the screenshot and try? Also verify that your ISO is not corrupt.
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by:HuaMinChen
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Sorry, I still get the same, after I've downloaded the same .iso file again from
http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-4-rc1

I am using Virtualbox 4.3.8.
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by:Abhilash
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Android 4.0+ needs Intel VT-x or AMD-V to be enabled on your host OS. Have you enabled it in Bios?

Not related to issue. But since we are spending so much time with the issue its fair to increase the points for your question.
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by:HuaMinChen
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Many thanks. I've requested Moderator to add mark to this.
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by:HuaMinChen
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Hi Abhilash,
I want to know where  I can enable

Intel VT or AMD-V

within the BIOS of my HP Probook 4530s?
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Abhilash earned 1500 total points
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Make these changes in BIOS

1. System Configuration > Device Configurations > Virtualization Technology > ENABLE
2. System Configuration > Set Security Level > Data Execution Prevention > set to Change
3. System Configuration > Set Security Level > Virtualization Technology > set to Change
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by:HuaMinChen
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But I am already using Virtualbox within the same machine. I think what you pointed out above, is not the real reason.
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by:HuaMinChen
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Any help?
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