Friday, February 21, 2014

How to dual boot Install android kitkat x86 and windows on pc or laptop

Been a long time I did not make a post because too lazy to make new posts, but already there are some tips or turorial is to be made.

This time is not much different from the last post, namely how to install android on a PC or laptop with android x86 kitkat.

Already three posts related to how to install android on a PC or laptop that can be installed directly to the partition or to the emulator by using virtualbox, and can be used or a dual boot with windows xp, windows 7 and windows 8 even with linux like ubuntu etc..

Android kitkat is the latest android version with some significant changes, the display is a bit similar to the jellybean but new features from this kitkat android maybe you can see and feel after you install.

This kitkat Android emulator version that can be installed directly on a PC and can dual boot and can also be installed in virtualbox, but the functions and features nothing has changed with the android version kitkat on Handheld. But the differences features are usually can be see from display a Custom ROM you used.

Are you the one that's already tried this android kitkat, if it not possible to try and follow these steps below, or you have own steps to install this android x86 kitkat on your PC/Laptop.

And if you want install android kitkat x86 in virtualbox you can see here

There are two way to install android x86 4.4 RC1 kitkat as follows:

A. Install android 4.4 x86 kitkat using grub from android itself but this is not recommended, because if something goes wrong like boot windows erased or overwritten by grub boot boot into windows will result in an error.

In this step A your MBR disk setting will be replace with grub from android so i suggest to think before use this step A, see in step B below.

1 . Create a new partition in the windows 2GB , and format it to FAT32 type partitions can be put together at the windows but it is good in separation because if there is an error then the windows will not be disturbed . For more details can be seen in the video below this post .
2 . Download android - x86 - 4.4 - RC1.iso looking at android -
3 . - Burn into the USB flashDisk with Unetbootin , but be careful when going to burn it to flashdisk the datacan be erased .
- Burn to cd use nero or other iso tools .
4 . Restart the PC and then boot to USB flashdisk or cd android 4.4 kitkat by way of plug usb stick into the PC and restart the PC and then enter to bios and change the first boot to USB or CD if that use CD or if you know can directly click the button boot like F9 , F10 , F11 or F12 in accordance with the settings of the PC bios .
5 . After entry into the x86 android 4.4 kitkat first select the third option is a Live CD - Debug Mode to find out where is the fat32 sda partition, after entering typed fdisk -l and its results will be there as shown below :

android debug mode

In the picture above because I made a partition on the hard drive is FAT32 only one there for android so mean here the partition for android is / dev/sda3, so later on when install android install to sda3.
6. Restart the PC and boot back into android and select the fourth ie Installation - Install Android-x86 to harddisk.
install android in laptop or pc

7. It's already been known that the partition is sda3 for android, so install android on sda3 and do not format, to keep from mistakes of formatted
android kitkat on laptop

8. In other next option do not format the partition to another type and chooce OK and enter.

9. Install grub select yes and enter.
10. Select yes to boot to windows through grub. 
install android kitkat di laptop
11. Once we enter the android will soon be installed, and then to determine the memory capacity for android, we can give a maximum of 2048.
finish instal android kitkat 4.4
12. After install is complete, restart the PC and unplug the flash drive or cd in cpu, and the image below is an example for a grub boot android and windows.
choice boot android x86 dan windows

B. Install android 4.4 x86 kitkat grub2win using:

1. Follow the above steps of No. 1 to step no.8, then for grub option do not install just skip for grub install.
install android with grub2
2. Then if there is an option as shown below select OK and enter.
3. Then Select Yes to save the data.img on hard drive, the maximum memory size is 2GB or 2048 MB.
4. When finished reboot or restart the computer and run into the windows.
5. Grub2 for windows download here. Extract grub2 for windows on drive C:/grub2.
6. Go to the folder and install grub2 in grub2 folder namely is grub2win.exe after installed grub.cfg will there, open grub.cfg with notepad and add the android boot menu at the bottom of the texts. below is boot android text.
 ###Android KitKat###

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

menuentry "Android KitKat (Debug Mode)" {
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 DEBUG=1
initrd /android-4.4-RC1/initrd.img

### End Android ###

Replace the red text with a partition installed android for example the android installed in sda3 then replace hd0,X above with hd0,3 save a notepad and restart the PC or computer and after turn on the computer there will be two options first boot windows and the second is gRUB 2 Windows option and select the grub 2 android windows to get into android.

Install android x86 Kitkat dual boot with windows 7 video.

If there is a mistake in this article or have any questions please comment in the comment box below this post.
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