Wednesday, July 03, 2013

How to Dual boot Windows OS and android x86 on pc

This post may be a little too long but it doesn't matter even if it has been old tips.
This How to install android x86 on pc, laptop or notebook with a dual boot with windows operating systems like windows xp, windows 7 or windows 8.

It is not difficult to do that and need to understand a little of what is called the android x86. Android x86 is an android operating system which is used for the OS installed on your computer, laptop or notebook or virtual box so that android can be used on PC.

And I recommend to install android to install it separately on different partitions with windows operating system partition, so if windows installed on the first partition in the partition or drive C then Android installed on the second partition or drive D. In this tutorial i use android x86 RC2 tx2500 ISO you can use any android x86 like android x86 4.2 jellybean, and the latest one android x86 4.3 jellybean.

Here to make a partition from Drive C in windows 7:

1. Open windows explorer
2. Right-click Computer and select Manage posts that will be out a new window as shown below.
manage disk windows 7

3. Click the Disk management of Storage. To get started create a partition from an existing partition as the partition is to be created from Drive C partition, right-click the mouse and select Shrink volume.

shrink volume disk
4. In the third option the input numbers or the size of the partition to be created as a new partition that will be created is the 2GB of the literature in 2048 and then click shrink.
install android on windows xp

5. Later will come the new partition unallocated, then right mouse click on the partition and select New Simple volume, click next, next and there will be income for the partition name and rename the desired fit and the next again until the finish button to completion.

Note: Actually, the first way is not recommended because if the windows when install grub android is not detected windows boot that have been installed on the computer there will be no choice or option entered in boot but still can boot to be returned to windows by manual settings on grub or use windows repair. Windows detected by grub can be seen at No. 9 on the first step.


Method 1. How to install android on pc or computer, a laptop dual boot with windows OS with grub on android:

1. Download android x86 here choose as you wish.

2. Burn to CD burning software of your choice to use eg. nero, iso master etc.. Or burn through usb flash disk using unetbootin or isotousb.

3. Create an empty partition will be installed android on a new partition of at least 1GB/2gb. It is recommended to format partition to FAT32 or EXT3 so we can access android root, if you using EXT3 on windows EXT3 format will not be read so use the application Explore2fs or ext2fsd to open EXT3 partitions in windows.

4. Restart the computer and boot first to the CD or usb flash can be seen on the step 2 at No. 4.

5. The first boot will look like this. To start the install select the last part it is installation.
This picture is from my second blog at http://sejenisinfo.blogspot.com on Indonesian language.
install android on pc

6. Select the partition you want to use, be careful don't wrong installation on partition because if wrong might actually be installed on the existing windows partition, lucky if at the time of install android on partition in is not format so the windows are still there. In the picture below installed on sda2 which means that in windows can be is Drive D:, to several partitions in windows sometimes different readings on the Linux partition with can sometimes be sda2 is Drive C or Drive E:.

choose partition android on laptop

7. On the next menu will be seen menu options to format or not like in the picture below, but the suggested format to fat32 or ext3 partition, so we can be able access android root.

partition on android x86

8. Next will be asked to install grub, select yes to install grub on android x86. But there are differences in the method two could be seen under the second method. If windows booting not detected then booting into windows will disappear, when windows boots detected by android grub as seen at No. 9. Look on the method two using grub2win for different way to install grub.

install grub on android x86 on computer

9. Computers have been installed to the windows then the option of grub install windows will be detected as in the picture below and click yes.
windows booting on android grub detected

10. Android-x86 will soon begin to install and soon there will be another option to determine the capacity of the partition image for application, adjusted to the needs defaults to 512 MB and can be added to 2 gigabytes for example by typing 2048 click enter on keyboard then wait until the installation process is complete.

image android x86

android x86 iamge install

reboot android-x86 to finish installation

11. Option to dual boot android and windows grub from android-x86.

grub dual boot android x86 and windows


Method 2. Install android dual boot with windows OS Boot with grub2win:


1. Download live CD android x86 android according to the needs like froyo, 2.3 (Gingerbread), Android 4.0 ics (Ice cream sandwich), 4.2 (jellybean) here.

2. Burn Android x86 ISO to CD or USB flash drive, to burn it to cd can use nero or the other and to burn ISO to usb maker, unetbootin etc. ..

3. I'm here install android using usb flash disk, restart the computer and go into bios and select first boot to usb or by restarting the computer and click one of the following keys F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, or F12 according to the settings for the computer enter boot option to usb.

4. If you are booting to a live CD android x86 select the installation and follow the steps listed in android


5. For the partition choose is the newly created partition

6. Format to FAT32 or EXT3 for android can be access to root, if the partition with ntfs format then we cannot access android root .
dual boot windows and android

7. Don't install grub skip for this choice Because the grub will be installed in the windows later. If you want install grub from android grub just choose yes and yes for windows detected there but if windows not detected by grub you can add manually later.
how to install android on windows pc

8. Then select yes to read write partition so that the partition will not be locked.
android for windows

9. Select Yes to save the data.img on the hard drive, can be adjusted to a maximum size of 2GB.

10. Once completed reboot or restart the computer and log into Windows.
11. Download grub2 for windows here. Extract grub2 for windows on drive C. Go to the folder and install grub2 in the folder install once installed grub2 grub.cfg will be created in folder grub2 open grub.cfg with notepad and add the boot menu android.
I use android-x86-4.0-RC2-tx2500.iso so here the grub for android android-x86-4.0-RC2-tx2500.iso and installed on sda2 or Drive D on partition two. Here the example grub setting for android x86 iso tx2500 4.0-RC2 if you choose grub setting on windows later and place on the bottom of the note.

### Android ###
menuentry "Android-x86 4.0-RC2" {
set root='(hd0,2)'
linux /android-4.0-RC2/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=tx2500 acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/android-4.0-RC2 vga=788
initrd /android-4.0-RC2/initrd.img
}

menuentry "Android-x86 4.0-RC2 (Debug mode)" {
set root='(hd0,2)'
linux /android-4.0-RC2/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=tx2500 acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode DEBUG=1 SRC=/android-4.0-RC2 vga=788
initrd /android-4.0-RC2/initrd.img
}
### END Android###

Every android x86 grub downloaded it will be different according to the android x86 ISO download

Note: The red texts replace with your android partition during installation, or as if android is installed in the partition third or Drive E :/ then replace (hd0, 2) with (hd0, 3), and if the partitions are only primary no logical drive so drive E as hd0,3 and if the partition or drive E is logical drive then Drive E is (hd0, 5) sorry if make wrong, replace the name eeepc with current android name that installed, can be viewed at the downloaded android ISO. And one more thing you could change the VGA = 788 (800x600) with a resolution corresponding to a computer or laptop in question, eg vga = 791 (1024x768) to view all modes VGA = ask, DPI = 16 can be replaced with DPI = 120 or DPI = 160 and there is a possibility without DPI can enter so if something happens ... do not have to use DPI = XX.

14. Save a notepad and restart the computer, if grub2 successfully installed then there are boot options menu when the computer is on, select boot to grub 2 boot menu and select android to choose the android OS.
15. Good luck.

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221 comments:

  1. Hi. I want to know what to do when setting up grub. Do I delete the other info on the note pad or Di I paste the new info at the bottom of the existing info?

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    1. Just copy and paste the android setting grub on the bottom or in end of texts on note pad or in grub.cfg

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    2. hey i followed your instructions and did same as you say. but i can't do internet in android os via dongle :(

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  2. I did everything as instructed. I managed to get grub working after choosing android it loads and everything diappears. Android logo does not show and nothing happens. Should I change something? I used the Android-4.0-RC2. I changed (hd0.2) (hd0.1)

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    1. Where you install android drive D or Drive E?
      Can you copy your android grub setting in this comment?

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    2. Android is installed in drive D. Drive E is Data. C is windows 7. This is a copy of grub settins. Thank you. #
      # This grub.cfg file was generated by grub2win.exe
      # Monday September 09, 2013 At 05:52:20
      #
      # The grub menu type is - Scroll bar and progress bar
      #
      #
      #
      #
      # The Grub default boot OS is menu entry 0 - Windows
      # The Grub default timeout is 10 seconds
      # The Grub locale language is English The locale code is - en
      #

      echo The Windows boot address is $winpart

      set default=0
      set timeout=10
      set pager=1
      set lang=en

      set gfxmode=800x600,auto
      set gfxpayload=text
      set grub2win_parm=ascrollbar

      set theme=$prefix/themes/grub2win/theme.ascrollbar.txt

      set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
      set icondir=$prefix/themes/icons
      insmod png

      if loadfont $prefix/fonts/unicode.pf2 ; then
      insmod vbe
      insmod vga
      insmod gfxterm
      fi
      terminal_output gfxterm
      insmod gfxmenu


      # start-grub2win-auto-menu-section ***************************************************
      #

      #
      # Menu Item 0 Windows
      #
      # ** Grub will boot this OS by default **
      #
      menuentry 'Windows' --class windows --class icon-windows {
      windowsautomatic
      echo Grub is now booting Windows
      echo Boot disk address is $root
      echo The boot mode is Windows Automatic
      sleep -v -i 5
      }

      #
      # end-grub2win-auto-menu-section ***************************************************


      # start-grub2win-windowsautomatic-section *********************************************
      #
      # This functions is used to boot Windows In Automatic mode
      # The Windows boot partition is found using
      # the $winpart variable provided by Grub2Win.
      #
      # Additional logic is required for Windows 7 and 8, since the boot partition
      # is not necessarily the Windows C: drive.
      #
      # Windows sometimes boots from a special "System Reserved" partition.
      # This depends on how Windows was initially installed.
      #
      function windowsautomatic {
      if [ -f (hd0,1)/bootmgr ]; then
      set bootcontrol=BCD
      set bootstyle=bootmgr
      set bootpart=(hd0,msdos1)
      else
      set bootcontrol=boot.ini
      set bootstyle=ntldr
      set bootpart=$winpart
      fi
      if [ $bootpart = $winpart ]; then
      echo Windows will boot normally from the
      echo C: partition at address $bootpart
      else
      echo The Windows C: partition is at address $winpart
      echo
      echo Windows will boot from the special
      echo System Reserved partition at address $bootpart
      echo
      sleep -v -i 5
      fi
      set root=$bootpart
      ntldr /$bootstyle
      }
      #
      # end-grub2win-windowsautomatic-section ********************************************

      # start-grub2win-user-section ********************************************************
      #
      #
      # end-grub2win-user-section ********************************************************
      ### Android ###
      menuentry "Android-x86 4.0-RC2" {
      set root='(hd0,1)'
      linux /android-4.0-RC2/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=tx2500 acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/android-4.0-RC2 vga=788
      initrd /android-4.0-RC2/initrd.img
      }

      menuentry "Android-x86 4.0-RC2 (Debug mode)" {
      set root='(hd0,1)'
      linux /android-4.0-RC2/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=tx2500 acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode DEBUG=1 SRC=/android-4.0-RC2 vga=788
      initrd /android-4.0-RC2/initrd.img
      }
      ### END Android###

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    3. Are you sure your android is installed on partition 1 = Drive C: = hd0,1 ? Cause you set up your grub setting on partition 1 = Drive C:

      is your android x86 iso is tx2500 ?

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    4. Android installer gives me a couple of drives. I installed it in the first partition. The second partition is C where win 7 is. The third partition is E Data. About the tx- I am not sure. I do not know where to find it in the iso. My iso is written android-4.0-RC2.

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    5. Sorry if my english bad..
      cause partition windows and partition linux is different if the partition use primary and extended could have been the drive C = hd0,2 , Drive E = hd0,5
      To make sure your partition, install explore2fs here the link http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs

      and see your partition lists

      To see your android version see your iso here the android x86 eeepc iso = android-x86-4.0-RC2-eeepc.iso

      Or you can see the video installed dual boot android http://youtu.be/6JuF4neR4G8

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    6. The iso I used is android-x86-4.0-RC2-asus_laptop. The Ext2Fsd shows 3 partitions. D basic ext3 .....volume 1 and C basic NTFS ....volume 2 and E basic NTFS ..... Volume 3. I installed in volume 1 which is D.

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    7. 1. what version of your windows ? if windows 7 or windows 8
      are you install android x86 on windows booting system partition ?

      2. So your android x86 iso is asus laptop version.
      Try to re install android x86 see no. 6 on posting above i installed android x86 on sda2 it mean on grub2 setting is hd0,2.

      I hope this grub setting on hd0,1 work :

      ### Android ###
      menuentry "Android-x86 4.0-RC2 (on /dev/sda1)" {
      set root='(hd0,1)'
      linux /android-4.0-RC2/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=asus_laptop acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/android-4.0-RC2
      initrd /android-4.0-RC2/initrd.img
      }

      menuentry "Android-x86 4.0-RC2 (Debug mode)" {
      set root='(hd0,1)'
      linux /android-4.0-RC2/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=asus_laptop acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode DEBUG=1 SRC=/android-4.0-RC2
      initrd /android-4.0-RC2/initrd.img
      }
      ### END Android###

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    8. My man I don't know how you did it but it worked miracles! I am so happy to have found someone with your expertise. I just used the settings you posted above and I wans able to get android. Thanks a million times.

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    9. your welcome feel free to ask
      Have a nice day

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  3. Windows does not boot in grub menu.

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    1. Too boot windows on grub you may add this cammand.
      for grub 1

      title Windows\nBoot up Windows if installed
      errorcheck off
      find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /bootmgr
      chainloader /bootmgr
      find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /ntldr
      chainloader /ntldr
      find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /io.sys
      chainloader /io.sys
      errorcheck on


      For grub2 here the command :
      menuentry "Windows" {
      set root=(hd0,X)
      chainloader +1
      }


      Change set root=(hd0,X) to your partition windows.

      or use this
      menuentry "Windows 8 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)" --class windows --class os {
      insmod part_msdos
      insmod ntfs
      set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
      drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
      chainloader +1
      }

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    2. Where i add this command plz help me my os is android x86-4.3-20130725

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    3. Which way you follow installed step 1 or step 2 ?
      1. If installed android x86 in following step 1. search grub.cfg file in grub folder on your partition android x86

      2. If you installed follow with step 2 you can add command in grub2win folder --> grub.cfg

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  4. how to use 3g dongle(idea netsetter) in my android x86 dual boot with windows 7.if their is no internet connection no use with android x86 .i need to download apps .(no way to copy apk's from a usb because it needs file manager .can't get file manager from anywere without internet)

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    1. What android iso do you use ?

      if android x86 4.0 or ics you can use open manager there

      I use internet from LAN but you can try this (source https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/android-x86/9p6IRYbYP4c)
      I've merged the support of 3G USB modem dongle
      into froyo-x86 branch.

      Depends on your USB dongle, you may need
      to modify the property rild.libargs
      and system/core/rootdir/etc/ppp/peers/gprs
      to set the modem ports correctly.

      With the on property function of init.rc,
      now the pppd daemon will automatically
      start to establish the internet connection
      when 3G dongle is inserted.

      If you create a proper APN, a 3G activity icon
      will appear on the top-right corner of the status bar.
      (e.g. http://cwhuang.info/wpg2?g2_itemId=618)
      All internet apps will work correctly.
      You can add the APN of your carrier to the apns-conf.xml.

      Hopefully you enjoy the nice feature.

      --
      Chih-Wei
      Android-x86 project
      http://www.android-x86.org

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    2. iam using android x86 4.3 it has no open manager yu said above :( and i want to download android ics x86 rc2 .please give me a link .and now iam going to download android x86 RC2 their many iso's of android x86 in the official site i think it's names are eepc,and something asus, i have an ordinary desktop pc with 2gb ram and intel core 2 duo 2.53 ghz .so which android x86 rc2 .iso i should downlaod and how can i edit the file named rild.libargs.how to open it where it is located

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    3. 1. Yes android 4.3 there is no open manager, the open manager apps available only on android 4.0
      2. In android 4.3 you must install file manager manually
      3. You can try using android-x86-4.0-RC2-asus_laptop.iso and android-x86-4.0-RC2-eeepc.iso in http://www.android-x86.org/download
      4. rild.libargs is from system.prop
      - Open terminal and type "su" without quotes
      - type "vi /system.prop" without quotes and find rild.libargs

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    4. i installed android-x86-4.0-RC2-eeepc.iso dual boot with windows 7 and now i have open manager can install apps from usb .

      when enter "su" in terminal it gives an error permission denied how to solve this

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    5. yes you can install apps from usb :
      - Plug your USB onto ur computer
      - Run Open manager apps and klik sign "/" and Klik "mnt" folder and you will see the "USB" folder.

      You can't run su in terminal cause you install android on NTFS partition right ? so the android can't root

      To get acces root you must format the partition into FAT32 or EXT3 partition.

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    6. I CAN OPEN THAT GPRS FILE FROM WINDOWS ALSO SO HOW TO CHANGE THE PORT NUMBER WHAT IS THE PORT NUMBER I CAN OPEN THAT FILE USING NOTEPAD.


      this is what written in that gprs file
      #/etc/ppp/peers/gprs
      # This is pppd script for China Mobile, used Huawei GTM900-B GPRS Module
      # Usage: root>pppd call gprs

      460800
      nocrtscts
      usepeerdns
      debug
      ipcp-accept-local
      ipcp-accept-remote
      defaultroute


      iam using idea netsetter (huawei E1550) 3.6 MBPS

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    7. I don't know if that script will work cause the step above is for android froyo x86
      My friend work using usb modem with PPPwidget Apps

      Try PPPwidget apps

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    8. i used ppp widjet but it's not working.is there any way to contact yur friend through internet . did he have any blog like this ?

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    9. My friend didn't have blog he was using pppwidget i recomended to him in my second blog in bahasa indonesia.
      he only "uncheck search modem automatically" in pppwidget configure
      do you've tried it ?
      Store pppwidget to main screen in widgets and click configure uncheck search modem automaticcaly remove pppwidget in main screen and store back in widgets to screen
      what your modem and what your network gsm or evdo ?

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    10. my modem is gsm .i installed ppp widjet when i plug in the modem a pop up box by ppp widjet came it have only two option one is "ok" and another is cancel i think the qustion in that pop up box is "do this always for this device " i clicked ok but no responce pop up box close after clicking ok.but but no window which give the options yu said above is coming . . then is installed another ppp widjet from another source it is giving an error that "3g is not enabled" but their is no option of enabling 3g in android 4.0 rc2 eepc

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    11. the first time yes the popup box will appear and click ok and continue with this steps in the picture below click the link
      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Uk0NpTZJ2tk/UntsujktW8I/AAAAAAAAAP8/s_RmxDICAMs/s1600/pppwidget-setting.jpg

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    12. ok iam going to try :D thanks for yur help. i will inform yu if it work :D

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    13. hey thank yu bro.i connect my 3g dongle using ppp widjet and i rooted the android x86 eepc by reinstalling without creting any sytem folder in local disc C instead of that system folder now their is system.sfs.so now i have the superuser permission (su). now there is no error when typing "su" in terminal :D .and remember that my android intalaltion is in ntfs partition but no problem :D

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    14. is their any way to check the data balance of my 3g dongle any ussd apps

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  5. i cant use my wireless network in my android
    why?

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    1. what anndrid x86 iso is used and installed on a laptop or computer ? because if the android x86 iso used with does not comply with your curent computer or laptop the wireles sometimes will not be able to be used

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    1. 1. If your keyboard equipped with Turn off button so just press once the turn off button on your keyboard laptop/computer to turn off android x86.

      2. If your keyboard has no turn off button so you can use CTRL + Alt + Delete button on your keyboard but its not for turn off only for restart your computer or laptop

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  7. Double click the 'on' button it will give you the option of turning off your android. Choose turn off and you are done.

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  8. The partion doesn't appear.They ask to create a new one.What should i do

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    1. You must create new partition for android and format it in windows to fat32.
      If you already to create new one you must format to fat32 or ext3 in windows partition software like partitionmini wizard tool or other partition software tool

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  9. Hi, any possible to install in a 64gb microSD card and still can dual boot or only need to install in main Drive C?

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    1. yes it is possible not only install in main drive c you can install on your 64gb microSD too and dual boot with another OS.

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  10. how do i make it work with my android-x86 4.3? help plz

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    1. same steps with above. did you tyr to install with above steps in step 1?
      what errors message ?
      you can see here http://logytips.blogspot.com/2013/09/android-x86-jelly-bean-43-install-in.html

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  11. Hi, i'm trying to instal adnroid on my pc, but when i came to step where i need to select partition i can't see my hard disk, there is only my flash drive from where i should instal anrdoid. Help please. :)

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    1. What type your hard drive format? is GUID or UEFI or legacy see here
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825112.aspx
      http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29504-bios-mode-see-if-windows-boot-uefi-legacy-mode.html
      http://www.alienowners.com/showthread.php/1857-Difference-between-Legacy-and-UEFI-boot-modes

      See your biso setting for your sata or ide in bios see here http://k0lee.com/hpmediavault/pcbootsata.htm

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    2. You can install android x86 on your flash drive if u want

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    3. I think it is in legacy http://screencast.com/t/tQ5YtMJ2 . What should i do? No, i don't want to instal it on flash becouse my older comp can't boot from flash.

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    4. Are u using usb flash disk to install android x86 ? if yes try to install android x86 using cd rom live cd.. or you can try using different steps in http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2414362

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  12. Zain plz help me to install and dual boot android x86-4.3-20130725

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  13. Hlo zain where r u.... Plz help plzzz plzzz plzzz

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    1. Which way you follow installed step 1 or step 2 ?
      1. If installed android x86 in following step 1. search grub.cfg file in grub folder on your partition android x86

      2. If you installed follow with step 2 you can add command in grub2win folder --> grub.cfg

      Grub for android x86 4.3-20130725 you can see here http://logytips.blogspot.com/2013/09/android-x86-jelly-bean-43-install-in.html

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  14. I installed through usb and one thing I don't understand how i install grub on android partition because it is not open after installing android on local disk D( sda4)

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    1. Sorry I don't understand the actual question
      If you want to install android x86 dual boot with windows i recommend to use Method 2 in posting above and see Step 11. is way to install grub2win in windows

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    2. I install android with very simple method and also dual boot....

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    3. Ok.. great ...
      Is the grub work ?
      so the dual boot work properly ?

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  15. I am not using grub simply unetbin work for me

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  16. And every thing work properly... And zain thank u very much for this awsm blog

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    1. Ok your welcome.. if there are any other questions please comment back
      Thanks

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  17. Hey I was able to install Android 4.3 but I'm unable to boot into android once I reboot. I tried both the methods but no luck!

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  18. What does your grub ,,? what your grub, win2grub or grub from android ?
    and what your android x86 iso ?
    Grub Boot error occurs when :
    1. Wrong grub setting and The folder name in grub is wrong
    2. Wrong partition for android boot
    Here grub setting for android x86 4.3 :
    # android #
    menuentry "Android-4.3-test"{
    set root='(hd0,X)'
    linux /android-4.3-test/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 video=-16 SRC=/android-4.3-test
    initrd /android-4.3-test/initrd.img
    }
    ### End Android ###



    Note: set root='(hd0,X)' change hd0,X to your partition for example your android partition is drive D: and partition in android can be hd0,3
    See here http://logytips.blogspot.com/2013/09/android-x86-jelly-bean-43-install-in.html

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    1. Thanks! Works like a charm. Do you happen to know how to play touch based games like zombie tsunami, etc.?

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    2. No, i don't .. i've never tried
      Did you mean installed the game into android x86 in your PC ?
      you've installed the game ?

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    3. Yes I have installed few games but I am unable to play. Is there a key on the keyboard or mouse that works as the "Touch" input?

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  19. hey i installed android 4.3 before reading your tutorial so i didn't know not to say 'yes' to the android grub now i can't boot my windows 7 on my other drive. and when i got to boot it it does a flash and i am right back to the android grub. PLEASE HELP all of my important files are on windows

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    1. You can use these links
      1. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/create-a-system-repair-disc
      2. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html

      And if you want To boot into windows in android grub try this :
      1. When PC in first boot is in android grub boot press C button in keyboard. you will see this : grub >
      2. If your windows boot is in partition 1 or in linux is hd0,0 so in grub type this command :
      root=(hd0,0) (and enter in keyboard) <-- This does not include
      chainloader +1 (enter in keyboard) <-- This does not include
      boot and enter <-- This does not includeSee this pctures http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0L-gYyOBhCM/UrFztzMMvYI/AAAAAAAAARg/Ik-HNB_yL-I/s1600/boot-grub.png
      if windows boot in partition 2 or in linux hd0,1 so try this command :
      root=(hd0,1) enter in keyboard <-- This does not include
      chainloader +1 enter in keyboard <-- This does not include
      boot enter in keyboard <-- This does not include

      If you are is in windows 7, and want to use android grub open your android partition and find menu.lst in grub folder, open menu.lst with notepad add your windows boot into menu.lst in the last text here the text
      rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1

      Save notepad and exit

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  20. i have been frantically trying to search the web to figure out how to fix my problem i even tried to reinstall windows but it only showed the drive i installed android on and that isnt even compatable with windows because its ext3

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    1. To see ext3 partition you can use this aplications :
      1. explore2fs
      2. ext2fsd

      Or you can reformat your android partition and use fat32 so your android partition can see in windows.

      To reformat see steps in posting above the text is
      Here to make a partition from Drive C in windows 7:
      Or using this tool Minitool partition wizard
      I hope this help

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  21. I installed android with method 1 grub, but it boots directly to windows 8, and I don't see any grub cfg in any partition (hidden files on)

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    1. If you installed using method 1 the grub setting is not in grub.cfg but it is menu.lst.
      Cause grub in method 1 is grub1 and in method 2 win2grub is grub2 the difference is grub1 = menu.lst and grub2 = grub.cfg

      Boot and Run in to windows and found menu.lst in your android partition in grub folder.

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  23. Hey bro. Thanks for this nice tut. I followed it to the letter. got android and windows 7 to boot. The only problem I have right now is that when I go to google playstore from android 4.3 OS non of the apps seem to be compatible with my device. Now I have an android OS with no apps for me to use. Can you help me with this? Thanks.

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  24. hello and thank you for helping others with your knowledge. However, as I didn't like Android on my HDD I decided to erase it. BUt, unfortunately the grub2 has remained even though I make it vanish from my C: partition.

    Could you please tell me how to get rid of it. I have tried already all the options that I know, like bootrec /fixmbr and fixboot, I also tried EasyBCD, but everything has been useless till now. I hope you can help me, please.. Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. what grub you use in your pc .grub2win or grub is installed on android ?

      if u use win2grub you can find grub2 folder in your partition and search uninstall grub2

      if you use grub in android installed you can use your windows cd and repair or recovery your windows

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  25. Hi. My PC came programmed with Windows 7 and I want to use Android x86 (the 4.3 iso on their site works on my PC). I didn't want to have to keep plugging in the USB just to use Android x86, though, and I still need Windows 7 to run on my PC. After doing a Google search to dual boot the two, I came across your site.

    I attempted to dual boot Windows 7 and Android x86 (the 4.3 iso) using your tutorial. I followed the partition creation instructions and then chose to follow method 2 because of your note about method 1. After restarting my system at the end of the process, this is my result:

    1. After the Lenovo screen loads, Windows 7 boot up would always follow, but now after Lenovo screen loads, Windows 7 will not boot and I get Windows Boot Manager: 0xc000000f error screen.
    2. Android x86 did not boot either.

    I did not add nor take away anything from your instructions. I was tempted to go in another direction with your instructions, but I told myself, "In order to get results like his, I must follow his exact instructions." And, stuck to your game plan. Will you please be able to help me? Thanks kindly.

    Sami

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    1. what partition you installed android x86 sda1,sda2 or.. ?
      i think you installed android in boot partition windows 7 so your windows 7 boot partition is erased

      try this :
      1. use your windows cd and make repair your windows see in thi link
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/startup-repair
      2. After you can boot into youe windows 7 and want to install android you must see the right partition to install android x86

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  26. i created another local disk for intalling this android x86 in my windows 7 pc but after installing their is not dual booting my computer is just goind to android x86 on start up so i can't use windows 7 .i solved it by formating pc but i want my android x86 saparately in another local disk which does not contain windows intallation and i need the dual boot option .in my pc dual boot option only come when android x86 is installed in the local disk contain windows intalaltion.i need that dual boot option when i installed my android x86 intalled saparately in another local disk please give every steps with full details

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    1. in posting above i created two methods ..method 1 install android x86 on windows in android x86 grub and method two installed android x86 in grub2 windows so you can chooce method 2 in posting above
      here the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JuF4neR4G8


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  27. before using the 2nd method . i deleted the android installation in my local disk C but their is another folder named "grub" how can remove it safely i have a recent experience that. i deleted that grub folder directly and after restarting my pc it is giving an error in black screen i solved it by intalling again that grub from my bootable pendrive.but still that option to choose windows 7 or android coming in my pc on start up i want to remove that option

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    1. your MBR hardrive is overwritten with grub boot and you must overwritten back with BOOTMBR ,, what your current windows ?
      try and chooce this tutorial
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4KBjT-Xfgo
      2. https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2622803
      3. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

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  28. hi mate, when i try booting into my windows, always appear "a data error occured press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" ? please help me. beacause i have important data on windows.

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    1. you install your android x86 into windows boot partition ?


      1. use your windows cd and make repair your windows see in thi link
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/startup-repair
      2. After you can boot into youe windows 7 and want to install android you must see the right partition to install android x86

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  29. how to uninstall this
    ?????????????????

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    1. Just delete your android x86 folder in your partition and if you use win2grub to uninstall you can klik uninstall win2grub in win2grub folder or in control panel--> program uninstall win2grub

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  30. Hey friend I want a help from. Is there any way to. Edit .sfs file (I want to. Edit and add some files to the system.sfs file created by android 4.0 rc2 in my. C drive) I. Need those files to add in .sfs because those files are related to arm translator so if I add these to the .sfs file I can play many games.I. Made it worked by. Creating that system file read and write mode while installing but if I installed the system as read and write. My android will not be rooted I needed the rooted. Android to use ppp widjet iam using internet through. A. Usb modem. (I used grub 2 method but it didn't worked for me) ..hope yu understand :). I need to modify system.sfs

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    1. Have you tried to change NTFS partition to FAT32 to install android x86 ? So your android x86b will rooted automatically
      i don't know to open sfs file in windows but in linux i can try.

      Try this rooted script in http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2390619

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  31. I created an ext3 file system and android installed in it but when iam selecting android 4.0 rc2 in grub 2 boot menu .it show android detected the shows. root@ eepc or something like that.then after it suddently a black screen comes. my android is. Android 4.0 rc2 eepc.( My display resolution is 1280 X 960 ). But I used vga=791. In grub.cfg is there eny problm with that then I tried vga=ask. Then it shows" ask.". Is no longer supported . My problem is that suddently coming black screen please help me

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    1. i solved the blank screen problem it was because i written eepc in grub.cfg
      the spelling was incorrect the correct spelling was eeepc solved the problem thanks for your tutorial now i have rooted android which an play all apps includeing arm apps THANKS MAN .so now there is no need to edit .sfs file :)

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    2. Great .. yes the speling for eepc is eeepc
      In grub setting naming or writing the texts must be suit because if we wrong although a little to write will be fatal in consequences

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  32. Help please!! i installed the android-x86-3.2-RC2-asus_laptop to driver E but in installer is actualy sda2, i installed it and installed grub2win and add script to it but im stuck at detecting android-x86. plz help!!!
    Here is my code:
    ### Android ###
    menuentry "android-3.2-RC2"{
    set root='(hd0,2)'
    linux /android-2011-11-13/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=asus_laptop
    acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/android-3.2-RC2 vga=791
    initrd /android-2011-11-13/initrd.img
    }

    menuentry "android-3.2-RC2 (Debug mode)"{
    set root='(hd0,2)'
    linux /android-2011-11-13/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=asus_laptop
    acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode DEBUG=1 SRC=/android-3.2-RC2 vga=791
    initrd /android-2011-11-13/initrd.img
    }
    ###END Android###

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  33. if you sure your android partition is sda2/hd0,2 change your grub in androidboot.hardware to be androidboot_hardware and your SRC=/android-3.2-RC2 change to SRC=/android-2011-11-13 and remove vga=791 from your grub so this is the grub boot

    ### Android ###
    menuentry "android-3.2-RC2"{
    set root='(hd0,2)'
    linux /android-2011-11-13/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot_hardware=asus_laptop
    acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/android-2011-11-13
    initrd /android-2011-11-13/initrd.img
    }

    menuentry "android-3.2-RC2 (Debug mode)"{
    set root='(hd0,2)'
    linux /android-2011-11-13/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot_hardware=asus_laptop
    acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode DEBUG=1 SRC=/android-2011-11-13
    initrd /android-2011-11-13/initrd.img
    }
    ###END Android###

    I hope this help

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  34. Hello,

    I am use "Android x86 4.2-20130228" Android desktop OS and Install live

    My problem is,
    How to Use Broadband connection (LAN) to android OS and how to configure,
    and How to use My PC Hard Disk to android OS.

    with Dual boot system and live OS.

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    1. 1. In android 4.2.2 no need to configure your connection (LAN) just plug your Port lan and your internet must be turn on in another PC,, if you still problem with acces internet try this .
      - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10069121/no-network-in-android-x86-on-virtualbox-4-1-2
      - http://nil.uniza.sk/linux-howto/android-40-virtualbox-networking-issues
      2. I don't want to recommend to mount the hard drive in another partition because I was afraid your another partition will be corrupted

      3. i recommend you to copy your file or folder to usb flashdisk and open in android with file manager --> device --> mnt--> USB0 or USB1

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    2. Hi. I have installed android 4.4 in a fat32 partition. Please tell me how to mount windows ntfs partition and files in the harddrive from android file manager?

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    3. 1. I don't want to recommend to mount the hard drive in another partition because I was afraid your another partition will be corrupted

      2. i recommend you to copy your file or folder to usb flashdisk and open in android with file manager --> device --> mnt--> USB0 or USB1

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  35. Hello Zein,

    Thanks very much for posting this and following up.

    I really didn't want to bother you, but I've tried and tried and I'm stuck!

    I have installed 4.4 RC1 onto an SDcard installed in my girlfiend's Eeepc using method 2. I can boot it and it works. I have installed grub2win and tried to add the Android listing to the menu. I see listing in the menu, and I can select it, but it doesn't boot android it just bounces back to the grub menu. I see a window counting down from five which shows 'boot disc address is hd0.

    I copied and pasted your suggested code lines only modifying the name of the install and the HD address which appears to be (hd1,1) as follows:
    ### Android ###
    menuentry "android-4.4-RC1" {
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=tx2500 acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/android-4.4-RC1 vga=788
    initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
    }

    menuentry "android-4.4-RC1 (Debug mode)" {
    set root='(hd1,1)'
    linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=tx2500 acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode DEBUG=1 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1 vga=788
    initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
    }
    ### END Android###

    but in grub2win menu configuration entries for android show partition address = Drive 1 Partition 1 only for the first view, as soon as I close grub2win and re-open (or restart it shows hd 0 partition 0.

    Does this not work with SD cards, or am I doing something wrong?

    Any help much appreciated.

    Also while I am here, any VGA number correspond to the 1024x600 native resolution of the Eeepc?

    Thanks,
    Tom.

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    1. What you use to install android ? are you using sdcard in the same place with your android installation?
      1. For grub setting android 4.4 RC1 kitkat you can see here
      http://logytips.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-to-dual-boot-install-android-kitkat.html

      2. And install android 4.4 in virtual box you can see here
      http://logytips.blogspot.com/2014/03/install-android-kitkat-x86-in.html

      3. If you install android in sdcard try to format first with fat32 or ext3 if your format in ntfs your android cannot acces root. and while installation android don't format again in method 2 at no 6 cancel it.

      4. Change your grub to below

      ###Android KitKat###

      menuentry "Android KitKat" {
      set root='(hd1,1)'
      linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 video=-16 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
      initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
      }


      menuentry "Android KitKat (Debug Mode)" {
      set root='(hd1,1)'
      linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 video=-16 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1 DEBUG=1
      initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
      }


      ### End Android ###


      sorry my english bad

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    2. Hi, thanks so much for the reply. I was installing from a USB key onto the SDCARD. But I gave up! I have now installed it onto the E: partition (FAT32) of the primary hard drive. I have used grub on this partition and not grub2win. And the dual boot function works perfectly.

      But I have another question now! I the Eeepc has one physical drive; C:WINDOWS (NTFS 100Gb), D:STUFF(175Gb FAT32), E:ANDROID(FAT32 8Gb) I would like to mount D (sda3) as sdcard when android starts up so that I can access all of the files that I share with windows. I just don't know enough about linux to understand what I find online. I am a real beginner!

      But it is so frustrating because Android really seems to work well. If only we could access all the files we need then we can use it for real.

      If you can help that would be great - but remember I am like a baby at this so I need instructions that start from the very beginning!!

      Thanks again, and take care,
      Tom.

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    3. 1. Try to use this apps :
      - Mount Manager
      - USB mount All
      - Stick mount

      2. If all apps above not work try to mount Manual
      - Open terminal and type "su" without quotes
      - Allow superuser acces
      - ls /dev/block/sda*
      - to see your fat32 partition type "fdisk -l /dev/block/sda" without quotes
      - mkdir /sdcard/disk1
      - mkdir /sdcard/disk2
      - i want to mount my sda3 partition so i type "busybox mount /dev/block/sda3 /sdcard/disk" without quotes
      - ls /sdcard/disk1 (if your partition mounted the files and folder will be shown) copy and paste your file/folder for example your file to be copy is File Android so type command below
      - cp /sdcard/disk1/File\ Android /sdcard/disk2
      - Open file manager and see bew folder disk2 is your file in another partition was copying
      - if copy file is done umount the disk type "busybox umount -t loop /dev/block/sda3 /sdcard/disk1" without quotes
      to type text command in android you must be the same texts with current texts and if the file texts with space so type sign \ in the right texts for example
      File Android so in terminal is File\ Android

      see the pictures below
      Screenshot android terminal

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    4. Sorry for the delay,

      Thanks so much for your help Zein.

      The apps didn't work. So used the code, and that did work. It enabled me to access the drive in console and to copy files to/from it. But what I really want is for that drive to mount as a virtual SDcard drive every time Android boots, so documents are accessible in all apps etc. I don't know if it's possible, but thanks you ever so much for all the tutorials and even the screengrabs which were really helpful in teaching me a little linux code.

      Tom.

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  36. Hi. I have an Apple keyboard and it works with Android 4.4.2 live CD but if I try to install to hard disk, after that the keyboard won't work... no keys respond. Even the caps lock light doesn't come on.

    Is there another way to make it install to hard disk with the Apple keyboard?
    I don't know why the Apple keyboard works with the Live CD but is unresponsive
    after selecting "install to hard disk".

    Thank you for any help. I appreciate it.

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    1. i don't know exactly about this problem
      may be your PC/Laptop keyboard not support by android 4.4 try to install another android x86 version
      1. http://sourceforge.net/projects/androidx86rc2te/
      2 Or you can delete file "system/usr/keylayout/AT_Translated_Set_2_keyboard.kl"
      see the source http://code.google.com/p/android-x86/issues/detail?id=1017

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  37. Hi. I only found this:
    root@x86:/system/usr/keylayout # ls
    AVRCP.kl
    Generic.kl
    HP_WMI_hotkeys.kl
    Vendor_0079_Product_0011.kl
    Vendor_045e_Product_028e.kl
    Vendor_046d_Product_c216.kl
    Vendor_046d_Product_c219.kl
    Vendor_046d_Product_c21f.kl
    Vendor_046d_Product_c294.kl
    Vendor_046d_Product_c299.kl
    Vendor_046d_Product_c532.kl
    Vendor_054c_Product_0268.kl
    Vendor_0583_Product_2060.kl
    Vendor_05ac_Product_0239.kl
    Vendor_1038_Product_1412.kl
    Vendor_12bd_Product_d015.kl
    Vendor_1689_Product_fd00.kl
    Vendor_1689_Product_fd01.kl
    Vendor_1689_Product_fe00.kl
    Vendor_1bad_Product_f016.kl
    Vendor_1bad_Product_f023.kl
    Vendor_1bad_Product_f027.kl
    Vendor_1bad_Product_f036.kl
    Vendor_1d79_Product_0009.kl
    Vendor_22b8_Product_093d.kl
    Vendor_2378_Product_100a.kl
    qwerty.kl

    It is on my DVD-R disc. Is there a way to install it to hard disk from the live CD when Android is running? Thanks a lot. I appreciate the help. :-)

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    1. you can try to copy all files to usb flashdisk and paste to your hardisk
      you can see usb folder in mnt/USB or storage/

      Try to setting Language & Input --> keyboard & Input Methods

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  38. hello,
    when i'm booting into the usb with android it says "boormgr is missing,
    press alt + ctrl + del to restart"
    can u tell me what to do??

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    1. This problem caused due a burn software tool, your android iso file or your usb.

      one of tips below I think can resolve

      1. The first solution Reinstall or re burn your android iso file with unetbootin ...
      http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

      2. The solution Re download your android iso file
      3. The third solution Change your USB

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  40. Hay , Its Preety Nice that you are posting such good posts bu i want your help
    I am using Android-x86-4.3-devel whose iso image is android-x86-4.3-20130725.iso but it is not working on grub2win and i tried all ways to run it but it failed can you give me setting for it please??
    My Lappy's Resolution is 1024x768 and it is installed on E drive sda4 partion .

    And I want to use my 3g Dongle also tell me how to mofify ANP etc.

    Hoping For A Quick and Cool Answer .

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    1. you can use grub2 in this link http://logytips.blogspot.com/2013/09/android-x86-jelly-bean-43-install-in.html

      you can use 3g dongle with installed pppwidget on android

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  41. i am confused about how to setup LAN connection on 4.3 dual boot, please help , i am just basic user so please explain in little details ...........

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    1. try this
      open terminal emulator in android and type :
      su
      netcfg eth0 dhcp
      setprop net.dns1 8.8.8.8

      or see here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10069121/no-network-in-android-x86-on-virtualbox-4-1-2

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  42. Is it possible to make the LAN connection work in Android x86 4.4 RC2?

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  43. hello! here's the thing. I was able to dual boot my netbook to Drive C: win7 (100gb) and drive E: android 4.4.2 (65gb) and i still have drive D: for backup. but my android'd total memory is only 504MB, way tooooo small for apps.. Is there a way I can used my hard drives (E: or D:) for my android's storage? thanks.. and great blog by the way..

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    1. While installation you must increase your image partition for android from 512 to 2048 for 2gb. see in method 1 no 10 and method 2 no 9

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  44. Hi i deleted the partition for android. i got error 22. Any solution?

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    1. you just deleted boot to android and windows boot.. just repair your boot partition if you want to boot to windows 7 or 8 just follow this instructions http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2622803

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  45. Hey, I am using android-x86-4.4-r1.iso now

    I am getting an error in grub 2 while booting

    error: filename expected.

    pls help me.. here is my grub.cfg
    ------------------------------------
    #
    # This grub.cfg file was generated by grub2win.exe
    # Saturday September 13, 2014 At 17:59:41
    #
    # The grub menu type is - Scroll bar and progress bar
    #
    #
    # Grub2Win generated 3 menu entries.
    #
    # The Grub default boot OS is menu entry 0 - Windows
    # The Grub default timeout is 10 seconds
    # The Grub locale language is English The locale code is - en
    #

    echo The Windows boot address is $winpart

    set default=0
    set timeout=10
    set pager=1
    set lang=en

    set gfxmode=1024x768,auto
    set gfxpayload=text
    set grub2win_parm=ascrollbar

    set theme=$prefix/themes/grub2win/theme.ascrollbar.txt

    set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
    set icondir=$prefix/themes/icons
    insmod png

    if loadfont $prefix/fonts/unicode.pf2 ; then
    insmod vbe
    insmod vga
    insmod gfxterm
    fi
    terminal_output gfxterm
    insmod gfxmenu


    # start-grub2win-auto-menu-section ***************************************************
    #

    #
    # Menu Item 0 Windows
    #
    # ** Grub will boot this OS by default **
    #
    menuentry 'Windows' --class windows --class icon-windows {
    windowsautomatic
    echo Grub is now booting Windows
    echo Boot disk address is $root
    echo The boot mode is Windows Automatic
    sleep -v -i 5
    }

    #
    # Menu Item 1 Android 4.4 KitKat
    #
    menuentry 'Android 4.4 KitKat' --class freebsd --class icon-freebsd {
    set gfxpayload=1024x768
    set root='(hd0,3)'
    kfreebsd $bootfile
    echo Grub is now booting Android 4.4 KitKat
    echo Boot disk address is $root
    echo The boot mode is Partition Address
    sleep -v -i 5
    }

    #
    # Menu Item 2 Android 4.4 KitKat (Debug mode)
    #
    menuentry 'Android 4.4 KitKat (Debug mode)' --class freebsd --class icon-freebsd {
    set root='(hd0,3)'
    kfreebsd $bootfile
    echo Grub is now booting Android 4.4 KitKat (Debug mode)
    echo Boot disk address is $root
    echo The boot mode is Partition Address
    sleep -v -i 5
    }

    #
    # end-grub2win-auto-menu-section ***************************************************


    # start-grub2win-windowsautomatic-section *********************************************
    #
    # This functions is used to boot Windows In Automatic mode
    # The Windows boot partition is found using
    # the $winpart variable provided by Grub2Win.
    #
    # Additional logic is required for Windows 7 and 8, since the boot partition
    # is not necessarily the Windows C: drive.
    #
    # Windows sometimes boots from a special "System Reserved" partition.
    # This depends on how Windows was initially installed.
    #
    function windowsautomatic {
    if [ -f (hd0,1)/bootmgr ]; then
    set bootcontrol=BCD
    set bootstyle=bootmgr
    set bootpart=(hd0,msdos1)
    else
    set bootcontrol=boot.ini
    set bootstyle=ntldr
    set bootpart=$winpart
    fi
    if [ $bootpart = $winpart ]; then
    echo Windows will boot normally from the
    echo C: partition at address $bootpart
    else
    echo The Windows C: partition is at address $winpart
    echo
    echo Windows will boot from the special
    echo System Reserved partition at address $bootpart
    echo
    sleep -v -i 5
    fi
    set root=$bootpart
    ntldr /$bootstyle
    }
    #
    # end-grub2win-windowsautomatic-section ********************************************

    # start-grub2win-user-section ********************************************************
    #
    #
    # end-grub2win-user-section ********************************************************

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    1. Edit or add this grub in very bottom of texts above with this
      menuentry "Android KitKat" {
      set root='(hd0,X)'
      linux /android-4.4-RC1/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 video=-16 SRC=/android-4.4-RC1
      initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img
      }

      Edit set root = '(hd0,X)' with your current installation partition i saw above your partition installation is set root='(hd0,3)'

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  46. HI...I followed the second method... But by mistake I select yes instead of skip when the option to install grub came... Now when I Boot only a blank screen with a blinking cursor comes... Nothing works... Please help!

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    1. After that i installed a fresh copy of windows 7 and again installed android using method 1 this time...and i installed it and it booted to android but grub menu didnt appear...I rebooted and it booted to windows as default and no grub menu...What do i do.?

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    2. I tried method 2 also and installed grub separately but still no grub menu..

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    3. Have you try install grub2win in windows http://sourceforge.net/projectsa/grub2win/?source=recommended

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    4. i think your harddsik is GPT / UEFI / EFI system see this
      1. http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/858
      2. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824839.aspx
      3. http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/convert-dynamic-disk-to-basic-disk.htm

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    5. Yes, my hard disk is UEFI...I run it on legacy

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    6. Though my laptop is UEFI but it came with Free-DOS

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    7. 1. The easiest way is to convert your HDD from GPT partition table to MBR partition table (or MSDOS in Linux) but your data on your hdd will be deleted source see here http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/858

      2. Or you can try install grub to your flashdisk in fat32 partition before you install grub to flashdisk make sure you backup your data cause the data will be formated, and then you can boot grub from flashdisk with android installed in harddisk with grub setting

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    8. Will Windows be deleted by any of the above method because I don't own a Windows DVD and it costs me $7 to install it.

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    9. if you chooce method 1 your windows will be deleted but if you chooce method 2 you windows will be save ,, install grub in flashdisk and boot to harddisk

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  47. whenever i boot into windows.. it is trying to repair the android partition.
    if I didn't press a key before it repairs.. I can't boot into Android next time..

    any idea how to prevent this ?
    OS: Windows 8.1

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    1. What is your android partition ?
      did you power of android with keyboard power off button or what ?

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  48. some apps like clean master are rotating my screen and I cant use them like that
    any idea how to rotate the portrait apps ?

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    1. have you check your setting display auto rotate to uncheck
      or you can use rotate lock in playstore

      1. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.fameit.rotate
      2. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ui.robot.rotate
      3.

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  49. Your post really cool and interesting. Thanks very much. click this link Windows live mail support also Call +1-800-231-4635 (Toll Free).

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  50. I am having trouble and was wondering if you could help. When i try to run android it hangs on the android logo. With the USB in I ran with VESA and it worked however. Do you know how to go about fixing it?

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    1. What android x86 version ? What grub did you used ? Is grub setting with the right setting ?

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  51. after installation on my pendrive when it boot it from bios it gives error "disk read error press ctrl+alt+del to restart"... my windows is working fine but android x86 from my pendrive is not booting....please help Zein...
    thanking you,
    -----PZ

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    1. I think the grub is not installed on your pendrive try to install grub to your pendrive. Are you use grub to boot to android on pendrive ?

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  52. after installation on my pendrive when it boot it from bios it gives error "disk read error press ctrl+alt+del to restart"... my windows is working fine but android x86 from my pendrive is not booting....please help Zein...
    thanking you,
    -----PZ

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  53. I have installed android on pc and set it as. Default so how I can remove it

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    1. Use any bootable windows drive. If you have not deleted the previous installation of windows use the recovery option and open cmd type the following command 'bootrec.exe /fixmbr'
      if u have deleted the installation then u will have to install a new copy of windows.
      Note:- in both the cases u will lose the android installation
      refer http://sourcedaddy.com/windows-7/how-to-use-bootrec-exe.html

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    2. Thanks Aritra Chattopadhyay for help me to reply :)

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  54. Why my pc bluescreen when open windows

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    1. This problem sometimes from hardware or software corrupted or your bios boot mode setting change. Sebelumnya bluescreen pc nya di install apa ?

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  55. mantap dah artikelnya kawan
    http://acemaxs31.com/obat-alzheimer-tradisional/

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    1. Ok, Makasih, tapi jangan banyak-banyak iklan link nya disini ya. ;)

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    2. I've been searching using english to solve my android x86 booting problem, assuming that none or maybe only few indonesian site talk about this matter, never thought I'm gonna get the solution from bandungnese….semoga barokah ya kang zein..

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  56. I'm so confused right now. Do I use the VGA or DPi. Right now the google keyboard is to zoomed in, and is unusable. My current VGA is 795 just to try out, and the Google keyboard is far to zoomed in compared to 785. Another thing my dock isn't being used either, don't know why. I have a Acer aspire Switch 11.

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    1. Hi zien please help me now i installed android x86 on my pc but after reboot my pc getting error 22 what i do now plzzzz help meee

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    2. Hi zien please help me now i installed android x86 on my pc but after reboot my pc getting error 22 what i do now plzzzz help meee

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    3. have you try this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWWQSYbHawE
      i got error 17 and fixed but the problem was i can not boot to android x86, this article help me create dual boot, windows and android

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    4. If you installed android x86 kitkat 4.4 you don't need to setting in grub see this http://logytips.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-to-dual-boot-install-android-kitkat.html

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    5. @Ahmed Yazan Sbahii : try this link http://www.error.info/windows/hardware-22.html or use link recommended by M Forest, Thank M Forest

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  57. I try to install android x86 4.4 on dell amd350, hoping that my little girl would be able to play her fav games without have to worry about charging
    What I've done was :
    1. Create partition using disk management , 5 gb and formatted it as ntfs.
    2. Create bootlabe usb flash disk using rufus
    3. Install the android..
    The android was succesfully installed, but most online games can not be played (restaurant story etc), it just kept stopping.
    I finally understand the cause, I suppose to format and install it on ext2 not ntfs.

    I reinstall it and the games play perfectly. But when I reboot the system I got error 17, none of the windows or the android can boot.
    I got the answer from here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWWQSYbHawE, but again...i keep led directly to windows, I can't boot to android, no option at all.

    Thank God I found this article http://logytips.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-to-dual-boot-windows-os-and-android.html?showComment=1426756478729#c277491796729971161,

    So I download grub2win, learn how to use it (see : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mPgbfcQYFI) and copy some script provided by above article, change the android version name, hardware and root (hd0,x) several times until find the right partition (mine is hd0,5) (see the red script)...and viola….done.

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    1. Nice and thank to share your experience here, and sorry if my english bad. Terima kasih udah berbagi pengalamannya disini :) .

      Or you can try this http://logytips.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-to-dual-boot-install-android-kitkat.html

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  58. Hi i've install android-4.4-RC2 in a microSD card of 64GB, i have a lenovo miix 2 with a i3 processor.
    and install is ok, and i run and install some apps, and reboot the tablet.
    them i try to install grub2win, i install it and when i try to boot send me an error message:
    Windows failed to start. a recent hadware o software change might be cause. to fix the problem: ....

    File: \grub2\winloader\grub2.boot
    Status: 0xc000007b
    Info: The application or operating system couldn't be loaded because a requiered file is missing or contains errors.

    i have this error and i cant boot to Android again. and i run Windows 8.1
    Thanks can you helpme :)?

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    1. Did you try install grub2win with right click in mouse and choice Run as administrator and left click in mouse to run the install ?

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  59. i cant connect to the lan..plz help me

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    1. I think this help
      - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10069121/no-network-in-android-x86-on-virtualbox-4-1-2
      - http://nil.uniza.sk/linux-howto/android-40-virtualbox-networking-issues

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  60. Hi. I installed android on my yoga 13 without creating partition. I was following a tutorial from intel i found here: https://01.org/android-ia/guides/quick-start

    Now i cannot boot windows 8 even when choosing uefi first in legacy mode in bios. Only option from boot manager "SATA HDD" always takes me to android OS.

    I know this is not a direct question about your tutorials, but you seem pretty knowledgeable about these things. Could you/anyone help?

    Any advise would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    Enrique

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    1. I think the mbr boot has been removed overwritten by grub, may be this help see this link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/how-do-i-fix-a-boot-startup-problem

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    3. Zein, thanks for reply and suggestion! In the end I re-installed windows.

      Now, I am following method 2 but I am stuck in step 5.

      I do NOT see FAT32 partition I created to install andoird x86. Only see sd1p1 for bootable USB with android and sdb1p1 7 hidden ntfs.

      When I try to create new partition get error: "unsupported GUID partition table. Use GNU parted instead".

      Current disk is GPT. Should I change to MBR?

      Any help? Thank you very much!

      Read more: http://logytips.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-to-dual-boot-windows-os-and-android.html#ixzz3hh8NQ9BV

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    4. 1. try to create partition with software in windows and re install the android x86, If not work you must change the GPT disk to MBR

      2. or you can installing android x86 to usb disk

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    5. To change disk to mbr i have to do a "diskpart clean" ... Will i have to re install Windows (again)? Is there a way to do so without erasing windows?

      Thanks!

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    6. I forgot about that, see this link http://www.disk-partition.com/help/convert-gpt-mbr-disk.html

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  61. Hi ,

    ive installed android x86
    but when i boot it gives me 2 lines of code then they disepear and a black screen appears?
    Tried debug mode still the same problem.

    Drive is formatted in EXT3
    I have GRUB installed
    dont know what i did wrong?

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    1. where method did you used ?
      try to check your grub setting with drive did you have installed

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    2. I used android 4.4 KitKat with IMG file for UEFI tablets.
      Cant get my tablet to boot from usb anymore have tried it

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    3. can you told me more about your problem ?

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    4. So now i tried nomodeset and xforcevesa
      And with these typed in in GRUB i press F10 and
      it loads says A N D R O I D in Text not in a graphical UI
      Then just a blinking cursor
      I have tried nomodeset and xforcevesa with HWACCEL=0 still nothing
      but a blinking cursor

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    5. Did you installed android grub from android it self or installed grub manually ?

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    6. I installed GRUB from android itself

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    7. Try to re check the android partion, is the android folder is there ?

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    8. How can i do that (noob incoming)
      I am very new with Android x86

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    9. see this picture http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NEKmAQXoOwA/UQbcNzxiY1I/AAAAAAAAAIA/FroSlbIvxr8/s1600/partisi-android-folder-pc.jpg this will saw you an android folder has installed in partion on the drive E: or you can see the installing by this video guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KDTGG3x8pwg

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    10. One little problem i cant get into windows :L
      It is a tablet btw Archos 80 Cesium!

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    11. May be the boot of windows has been deleted while installing android, may be you installing android into windows boot, i don't know what exactly

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  62. HELLO ZEIN JEENAL MY NAME IS HARISH I AM TRYING TO INSTALL ANDROID 5.1.0 LOLIPOP IN MY PC THE HARD DRIVE LIST NOT SHOWING WHILE INSTALLING ANDROID ONLY SHOWING USB DRIVE WHAT TODO PLEASE HELP ME I WANT TO INSTALL ANDROID ON MY PC

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    1. hello too, I think your hard drive is gpt not mbr,, try to change your bios setting at hard drive setting from uefi to legacy find in google.

      or your disk is dynamic not basic disk search about that from google

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  63. Hi, obviously the writer has done a good job. However, when at format selection...one should always choose ext3 instead of FAT32... cuz FAT32 maximum storage is only 2GB (2047) which is good for installation of fewer than 20 programs. Always choose ext3

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    1. Yes, thats right but ext3 cannot read in windows you must install application for read the drive

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  64. Hi zein.I am very happy that I found your blog. I have tried to install 5.1 lollipop on my archos 80 cesium by creating a bootable uefi USB device with Rufus and another programm. I have tried to boot from USB with the tablet but it always started just windows. Starting through uefi bootmanager and trying to choose boot device didn't work too. I hope u can help me.donnu how to fix it. Regards Susu

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  65. How to use broadband internet on dual booted android?

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  66. hi i have used method 2 with android 5.1, i was stuck on booting android.
    i view only black screen with blinking hyphen, when i press enter its display as root@x86:/#.... kindly say what to do

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  67. hello if there any version can work with archos 80 cs with 1 gb of ram
    it always stuck on startup with black screen and blinking loaded flash
    please help as i tried more than one version as 4.4 r2

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  68. Hello Zein I like to thank you I finally manage to install android-x86 on my HP touch smart tx2 with Windows 7 pro I like to share it for somebody that need this info. The only iso that works on this PC is android-x86-4.4-r1 I have tried almost all of them from 2.2-5.1 nothing else works. Most of the them no WIFI or touch. The only thing is there is no soft key but I install one from Google play. I used method 2 but I modify a little bit the grub CFG settings here is what I did:
    ### Android ###
    menuentry "Android-x86 4.4-r1" {
    set root='(hd0,2)'
    linux /android-4.4-r1/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=tx2500 acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/android-4.4-r1 vga=788
    initrd /android-4.4-r1/initrd.img
    }
    ### END Android###
    again thank you it works perfect so far
    I can send some pictures if some one needs it but I do not know if I can post them here

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  70. I have installed Android lollipop on my acer aspire 5755 windows 7 home basic via Rufus and bootable pensive . It worked but boot option for Windows is not there, it directly boots to Android lollipop, I have various methods but still no progress, my laptop is now Android laptop . Please help.

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