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 - x86.org
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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119 comments:

  1. Is there a way to run Android X86 and Windows 8 on the same HDD and create dual boot? I have followed your instructions but Android won't install as it says this when I try to choose what partition i want "unsupported gpt (guid partition table) detected. use gnu parted "

    I have got Android X86 to work on my laptop but I had to change the HDD to MBR and delete windows, so I only have Android running, while I would like to have both running in dual boot

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    1. Yes it is.. you can use dual boot windows 8 and android in the same HDD with different partition but your hdd have to MBR.

      Have you installed android?
      or you can install android kitkat in virtualbox see here http://logytips.blogspot.com/2014/03/install-android-kitkat-x86-in.html

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    2. Yes you can 1st download and install a program called Minitool Partition Wizard into Windows you'll need this to create the partiton and to format it to Ext3 this is so you can use the newly formed partition as storage for Android. Once this is done reboot into Android installer and choose to install to HDD on the next screen the installer will ask you which HDD/Partition to install too.
      The partition you've created will be easier identified as it will be the only 1 marked Ext3.
      The next screen will ask to Format choose "Do not format" and continue with the rest of the installation. Once it has finished writing the image it will ask to "Run Android or Reboot" Choose to reboot and remove the Install Disc/USB
      When it's finished booting up you should be greeted with the new boot menu asking which O.S you want to boot. You need to format the partition to Ext3 otherwise the installer will only give you the option of 2048 memory and there's no easy way of extending it once Android is installed. If your done the Install right the Ext3 partiton that you've done ie.32gb will be the amount of storage available for Android. Hope this helps. GOOD LUCK!

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    1. Download bbm nya di blog atau di cari di google jangan install langsung di Playstore
      Lihat di blog saya yg bahasa indonesia di
      http://sejenisinfo.blogspot.com/2014/02/cara-install-android-x86-kitkat-di-pc.html
      http://sejenisinfo.blogspot.com/2014/02/install-bbm-di-android-gingerbread-dan.html

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  3. Hello Zein,
    I do not want to disturb you but I have got a little problem. I have installed my android 4.4RC1 in /dev/sda7 without grub . I want to install grub2 but i have a little problem in configuring the .cfg file . The drive letter is I:/ ; so i am not sure about the number x (hd0,X)
    here is my relevant part of the .cfg file
    ###Android KitKat###

    menuentry "Android KitKat" {
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    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='(hd0,7)'
    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 ###

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    1. 1. If you installed your android and during installation you chooce sda7, yes sure your grub2 x hd0,X is hd0,7

      2. Is your android partition different with any partition ? if yes and your android partiton is FAT32 for example, you can see in liveCD - debug mode see at posting above at step no. 5 .. at that sample above fat32 is sda3 is my android partition,, in grub2 sda3 = hd0,3

      3. linux and windows have differences in partition name. sometimes sda1 in windows is Drive E and sda5 = in windows drive letter is C

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    2. Thank you Zein but the code i had pasted above was working for me.
      Also I would like to have both the Android Kitkat and the Android Kitkat(Debug mode) options in a folder named Android in grub2. Is this possible? can you give me the necessary modifications for this? Thank you anyway for your instructions.

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    3. grub2 above already available grub debug mode, here the grub debug mode

      menuentry "Android KitKat (Debug Mode)" {
      set root='(hd0,7)'
      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
      }

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    4. Zein,
      I meant that both the boot options for android kitkat in one folder. Is that possible?

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    5. yes it posible you can try .. but in installation option don;t you format your curent partition

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  4. Also can you tell me how can i access my other partitions inside x86 Kitkat. The drives show up as USB drives but they are shown as empty. I want to listen to music, watch movies and otherwise do my work with files which are in the other partitions inside this android x86 OS. Please help me!

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    1. i suggest copy your files which will be used on android in to usb flashdisk and plug usb and see the folder partition in filemanager at device/storage/usbdisk0
      cause if you try in step below at no 2 i afraid if you wrong give a name text in terminal your harddisk will corrupted

      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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    2. Can I just keep all my partitions mounted? If I reboot and go into Windows I can still access them right?. Also since the entire size of my android partition is 5GB, I cannot copy too many files at a time..

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    3. you can try this linux steps
      1. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticallyMountPartitions
      2. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingUUID
      3. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab

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  5. Thanx man , every thing works , even the grub2win works ! , i was thinking , after dualBooting win 7 and android , is there a way i can increase the data.img , which i made only 512mb ? Dose i need to increase the partion from 2gb to 3 or 4gb , to make the data.img of 2gb ? And one more thing , dose the partition format need to be ext3 or something to use super user ?
    ~sorry-if-bad-eng.~

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    1. 1. You can increase data.img maximal 2gb cause if you increase your data.img more than 2gb android will not recognize sdcard.

      may be this help see here to increase data.img http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=824154

      2. You can format your partition to fat32 to acces root and for ntfs you can root it manually with this script http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2390619

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  6. Hi. You helped me last year to install android x86-4.0. It worked very well. I saw the kitkat and thought it would be great to have it. I deleted the 4.0 and installed the kitkat, also I deleted grub2win and installed it again. I changed the red text with the drive where my android is. Problem now is that android gets stuck when it is supposed to show the big android screen. then it reboots. This is how my grub cfg looks like.

    #
    # This grub.cfg file was generated by grub2win.exe
    # Saturday April 12, 2014 At 08:46:10
    #
    # 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 ********************************************************
    #
    ###Android KitKat###

    menuentry "Android KitKat" {
    set root='(hd0,1)'
    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='(hd0,1)'
    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 ###
    #
    # end-grub2win-user-section ********************************************************


    Please help me. Thank you

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    1. try to reformat your android partition with windows format and re-install android... don't forget to remember your partition instalation when you install android if sda1 so your partition is hd0,1

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  7. Hi zein. I am still struggling with kit kat. It's not booting at all. One thing I realised is that I cannot boot android. From the memory stick. I can boot the same usb on another computer. Am I missing something? Please help. Thank you.

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    1. in another computer if there have 2 harddrive volume will be different or the computer have another usb flshdisk plug so the scheme

      1. in pc have 2 harddrive and 1 flashdisk and you boot grub2 in harddrive
      - HDD1 = hd0,1
      - HDD2 = hd1,1
      - USB flashdisk = hd2,1

      2. If you boot grub2 in usb that have android instalation so your usb flashdisk is hd0,1

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  8. hey.... i've installed android x86 4.4 RC1.(dual boot, windows 8.1 n android x86 4.4 RC1) on my laptop [dell inspiron 1525]..... but the problem is i don't know how to use internet... i mean.... i don't use wi-fi for internet surfing and downloading... so is there any way so i can use internet ??...

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    1. Use PPPwidget you can Download PPPwidget in windows and save into your flashdisk install it in android and plug your modem and configure your pppwidget setting see in ics pppwidget setting in picture below http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Uk0NpTZJ2tk/UntsujktW8I/AAAAAAAAAP8/s_RmxDICAMs/s1600/pppwidget-setting.jpg

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    2. Yes you can,, just plug your lan cable

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  9. Is there anybody who can help me out with kitkat. Tried a million times but nothing. I must be missing something and I cannot get it.

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  10. This is where it gets stuck early console in decompress_kernel Decompressing Linux... Parsing ELF... done. Booting the kernel....... found at /dev/sda1 ANDROID root@x86, from here it reboots and does the same thing over and over. Tried with other versions and the same thing happens. Please help.

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  11. I decided to revert to the 4.0 and it works great. Maybe Kitkat is not for me. Thanks a lot for the great posts.

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    1. what the problem ? i already reply your question above

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    2. Hi Sir, i'm having this error as of the moment: x86:/ #... I have a HP laptop cq42. would this work? because i've tried yet still it does not work.Does it work with intel processors?

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  12. Hi,
    As my tablet screen is broken and while waiting replacement to arrive, I've installed KitKat 4.4.2 OS on my laptop/

    Everything works great.

    However, I didn't know about this part :

    "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."


    So for my part, when I start the pc now, I have 5 options :
    - kitkat 4.4.2
    - kitkat (debug mode)
    - kitkat .........
    - kitkat .........
    - windows

    My question :
    Is there any way I can change this to have the dual boot options as you describe :
    - windows
    - grud2 android

    or should I format my android partition/repair my MBR, and re-install kitkat without installing the "boot loader grub" (Part B section 1 of your explanations) ???

    Thank you

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    1. you must repair your mbr with your windows cd/dvd or your repair windows

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    2. Hi,
      Thanks for your response.
      Unfortunatelly, it did change nothing.

      I still have a 5 choices boot (4x Android and 1x Windows).
      And both OSs are still running great.

      I'll give a try to format my KitKat partition, then repair my MBR with my Windows Dvd, hoping I will still have Windows 7 running smoothly.

      And onky then re-install KitKat untill I will arrive to "then for grub option do not install just skip for grub install."


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    3. Try to delete curent bcd
      1. insert your usb windows repair or repair on cd/dvd windows 7
      2. Enter to cmd and type these:
      - bcdedit /delete {default}
      - bootrec /fixmbr
      - bootrec /fixboot
      - bootrec /rebuildbcd

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  13. Hi there,, it seems u r very expert in how to install android IA,,

    I really have a big & confused Problem since long time, and I tried more & more with different ways but I didn’t success,,

    I’ll tell u my story from the start, & I really hope that u can help me,,

    First of all,, I have ACER ICONIA W700 Tablet, it comes with windows 8 UEFI bios,
    I found that it’s possible to install android-4.2.2r1-ia3 image from here
    https://01.org/android-ia/downloads/2013/android-4.2.2r1-ia3
    so I installed it beside my windows 8 and everything was working very good, the only problem I face that some games & apps are crushing every time, so I decide to keep waiting for the newer android version which must be 4.4, and Viola I found the iso file from here
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/android-x86/files/Release%204.4/android-x86-4.4-RC1.iso/download
    I want u to notice my friend that first android installation was .img & the other was .iso

    So I keep installing the android-x86-4.4-RC1.iso into many many laptops And all are working very well, except my Acer iconia w700 its not, it shows that everything is installed fine but after restart it stacks on android Logo,, I tried to change the screen resolution from the android vesa mode & it didn’t work also,

    Later on I found a new Android has been released .img file installation from here
    www.android-x86.org/download
    And when I looked at the page i found a new version but I didn’t know which version exactly is compatible with my tablet, so I downloaded them all & start testing one by one but with no success 

    i have another Samsung XE700t tablet, it’s for my friend, I installed the 4.4 iso android on it, And its working very well, so I’m wondering why it’s working on many laptop & tablet except my Acer Iconia W700 it didn’t????

    So this’s my story my friend, if u have any solution for me please let me know,

    By the way, i formatted my tablet with MBR file system by Ubuntu & the same, it didn’t work also,,

    Thank u in advanced


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    1. 1. You can install with steps above .. burn android 4.4 iso into usb flashdisk
      2. Plug usb keyboard and boot your acer w700 to usb flashdisk with press F12 and chooce usb and follow the next steps in posting above

      or you can use this android 4.4 for intel
      https://01.org/android-ia/downloads

      Here another steps to dual boot windows 8 and android 4.4 on acer iconia w700 source http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2321292

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    2. hi there,, first of all thank u very much for being trying to solve my problem, but sir u didnt add anything new to do for my case, all what u have said i have done before with no success,,

      i said the Android 4.2.2.img works very well, the problem is with android 4.4 the latest one, it dosnt work!!

      thank u,,

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    3. 1. What grub you use ?
      2. did you change the grub setting for android 4.4 manually?
      3. or you use curent grub setting by android grub installed?
      4. Try to change bios on hard drive UEFI to legacy
      5. Try this android android-4.4.2_r1-ia2 Released: 28 Apr, 2014 this is not android 4.2.2 but this android 4.4.2 android for intel https://01.org/android-ia/downloads

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    4. im using the curent grub setting by android 4.4.2 grub installed,,
      i already changed to legacy bios settings,,

      yes this's what im using now ( android-4.4.2_r1-ia2 Released: 28 Apr, 2014 ) it dosnt work after installation :(

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    5. Try to edit grub video setting change video = -16 to vga = 791 or 788

      or you can try this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2321292

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    6. can u please teach me how to edit grub video settings to change video = -16 to vga = 791 or 788 as u said with this android release

      ( android-4.4.2_r1-ia2 Released: 28 Apr, 2014 ) ?????

      thank u,,

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    7. no in android-4.4.2_r1-ia2 to change video=-16 but in android x86 4.4 iso
      ..

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  14. Zein hello and thanks for posting. After step 7, it tells me sda2 (which is what it showed up as mine is) cannot be mounted and i have to format it. Any ideas?

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  15. is your hard drive setting uefi ? If uefi try to changr in bios to legacy
    is your HDD is Dynamic ?
    if your hdd partition is dynamic your must convert to basic

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    1. the motherboard is uefi and cannot change to legacy. the hdd partition is a logical

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    2. i think your drive is locked by uefi setting , i don't know to solved before you convert your hard drive uefi to legacy,, you can install android using virtual drive or virtualbox for virtualbox you can see here http://logytips.blogspot.com/2014/03/install-android-kitkat-x86-in.html

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  16. permisi gan...
    saya mau nanya nih, kok android saya gk bisa di jalankan gan..
    setiap kali boot di grub2 munculnya tulisan ANDROID root@x86:/ # padahal saya sudah seting grub nya seperti di atas, tapi tetep gk muncul" desktop ny.
    Mohon bantuanya, terimakasih.

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    1. Emang pertamanya ada tulisan seperti itu dan jika android ditemukana maka akan ada tulisan android found in /dev/sdX..
      kemungkinan ada yg salah dari partisi nya.. partisi beda sama yg diatas kali gan..
      mohon maaf komentar akan dihapus setelah kurang lebih 2 atau 3hari ... untuk yg berbahasa indonesia silahkan di http://sejenisinfo.blogspot.com/2014/02/cara-install-android-x86-kitkat-di-pc.html

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  17. In order to get Ubuntu, Windows 7, and Android Kitkat to boot I had to add the following to 40_custom file located in /etc/grub.d/

    menuentry "Android 4.4" {
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    linux /kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86 video=-16 SRC=/ SDCARD=/data/sdcard.img
    initrd /initrd.img
    }

    Obviously you will need to change/edit the set root='(hd0,7)' line to point to the correct partition for Android x86. Hope this helps others.

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  18. how to change boot.ini in winxp to start android ?

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

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  19. I had a problem with grub2win, it doesn't support windows 8.1. It has an alternative?

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    1. if your hardisk type is GPT i think you should change first to MBR . but you can try BCDedit

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  20. seem to be a trojan in grub2win zip....Gdata:Virus: Archive.Trojan.Agent.9OSHQ1 (Engine B)
    File: grub2win[1].zip
    Directory: C:\Users\bodaru\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Low\IE\LAJFSLVE
    Process: iexplore.exe

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    1. where you download the grub2win ?
      maybe your PC has insfected virus before grub2win installed so the virus come to your grub2win

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    2. dear zein....i'm using lenovo g510...i burned x86 on to flash drive...thats ok...and without installing i'm able to open android....but...after watching this video created a seperate space as you mentioned above...after restart when i'm booting in to android through debug 3rd one as you mentioned....and typed my drive fdisk-1 its not recognizing...i'm not able to install...plz do favour...its complicated bios options in lenovo g510...once go through and help me out....thanx in anticipation....reply...plz..

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  22. I have installed Android 4.4.2 sucessfully, and it works fine immediately after installation. When I try to reboot using Grub2Win, Android starts to boot, but then after "Booting the Kernel" it gets hung up on "Detecting Android-x86 ........... (forever). I am using the .cfg script in your original post, but changing the sda# and the install folder name (Android-4.4.-RC2)
    I have tried reinstalling with both FAT32 and NTFS format. Same result.
    Can you help me?
    Thank you so much for the helpful information.

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    1. i think you wrong place partition root, see at grub.cfg file
      root= hd0,x change with your curent android installed if you installed to sda3 change the root=hd0,X to root=hd0,3

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    2. Thank you for the response. I have checked several times, and I have the correct partition specified (hd0.4). I think perhaps something is wrong with Grub2Win, because i tried installing 4.4 RC1 and it did the same thing.

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    3. I have tried every option I can think of with no success. I am tring to add Android-x86 to an existing dual-boot (Windows 7 and Windows 8.1) system. Created Fat32 partition, installed Android-x86-4.4-RC2.
      After installation Android ran just fine. But when I try to reboot using Grub2 (and the configuration recommended above) I get to the grub2 menu, select Android, and then I see "Decompressing kernel" and then "Identifying android-x86 ....." which just hangs there, adding a dot every couple of seconds.
      Is there something I am missing here?

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    4. Sorry, I made a mistake in my last post. The sequence of messages when I try to boot are:
      Decompressing Linux... Parsing ELF...Done
      Booting the Kernel
      "Identifying android-x86 ....." which just hangs there, adding a dot every couple of seconds.

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    5. If the grub setting with the right partition e.g root=hd0,2 for partition 2 or ussually drive D in windows and android boot will like in bellow :
      Decompressing Linux... Parsing ELF...Done
      Booting the Kernel
      "Detecting android-x86 ..... Found at /dev/sda1 or whatever sda

      see at the Found at /dev/sda1 if your grub setting for root=hd0,X is right you will got that message but if not you will hang up.. Sorry my english is bad

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    6. Zein, your English is excellent.
      I have checked the partition number several times. My hd0 has four partitions; the windows recovery partition, Windows 7, windows 8.1, and then Android-x86. I have set root= hd0,4. During installation this showed up as the right partition (#4).
      The syntax I am using is set root='( hd0,4)' correct?
      I have tried hd0,3 and hd0,5 which don't work.
      Thank you for your time.

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    7. If I try other partition numbers, such as hd0,2, I get the error 'android-4.4-RC2/kernel not found' . So It is obviously finding the kernel correctly at hd0,4, but something is going wrong after that.

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  23. dear zein....i'm using lenovo g510...i burned x86 on to flash drive...thats ok...and without installing i'm able to open android....but...after watching this video created a seperate space as you mentioned above...after restart when i'm booting in to android through debug 3rd one as you mentioned....and typed my drive fdisk-1 its not recognizing...i'm not able to install...plz do favour...its complicated bios options in lenovo g510...once go through and help me out....thanx in anticipation....

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    1. You type with wrong command..
      type with fdisk -l not fdisk -1 not number one but with the letter l = L = lot and with L lowercase fdisk -l

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  24. If I have a dual boot system(Win7 + Win8.1) do I have to install grub2win on both systems before installing Android-x86 in the next partition?

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    1. No. you don't. just install grub2win on win 7 or win 8 only don't install on both, choose one

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  25. How about to use free, non-commercial version of Easy BCD, instead of grub2windows. Just click register-button here and then download (registration is not mandatory) https://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

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  26. I was the same problem with mike s.
    but now I've found the solution:
    1. Install applications ext2fsd to windows 8.
    2. Later after the partition of Android found on windows
    3. Moved out all of the data contained in the folder "android-4.4-rc1"
    4. Then edit the grub.cfg file via notepad
    5. Delete all the words related to "android-4.4-rc1" (without the quotes)

    This example of my grub.cfg

    ###Android KitKat###

    menuentry "Android KitKat RC1" {
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    linux /kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86
    video=-16 SRC=/
    initrd /initrd.img
    }


    menuentry "Android KitKat RC1 (Debug Mode)" {
    set root='(hd0,7)'
    linux /kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=android_x86
    video=-16 SRC=/ DEBUG=1
    initrd /initrd.img
    }


    ### End Android ###

    sorry if my english bad
    hopefully help

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    1. Adenan, your English is great. Thank you for solving the problem!

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    2. Thanks Adenan for your answer to help mike problem

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  27. help me. *** This OS is not supported *** WIN_81, with grub2

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    1. Did u using win2grub ?
      Try using easybcd https://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

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  28. Please help, I did as posted above but i get this message every time i try to load up kitkat.

    Error: can't find command 'linux'.
    unaligned pointer 0x8
    Aborted, press any key to exit._

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    1. Okay i got it hehehe sorry new problem is ther away to expand the internal memory past 1.24 gigs? if so can you tell me please?

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    2. sorry delay to respond .. what the problem now?

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    3. Um so I wanted to see if it was possible to go beyond 1.25 gigs of the internal memory or if it was stuck that way I followed what u did and it works great but I just don't have the memory I need to play all my android games

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    4. see in step 11 above the maximum to create data img only 2gb ,, you can try while installation create data.img 5120 for 5gb see in posting above at step 11

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  29. Replies
    1. no need to root manual and install in fat32 or ext3 partition not ntfs.. already rooting see in setting and there superuser you can found

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  31. Hello friend I would like to install android 4.4 rc2 dual boot windows! more like i have 2 hd's different being that HD1 = 500gb Windows 8.1 and the other is 320GB and would like to install android without losing any data from HD1! thank you for your attention!

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    1. just add new partition about 2gb in your choice hd and follow instructions above

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  32. SO I ran into a new problem, i found out that this kitkat is rooted so i tried to use a rooted app and it said can't remount /system

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    1. also how would i beable to take the launcher 3 from the kitkat? i really like it and would like to put it on my new tablet, google launcher dosn't do its justice

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    2. What did you use partition to install kitkat ?
      1. If you install on NTFS partition your android kitkat will not rooted.
      2. Install On FAT32 or EXT3 partition to work rooted superuser

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    3. Android kitkat x86 for pc with style launcher 3 http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-4-rc1

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  33. zein thanks your article is great, i just have 1 problem now at the start,
    i have 3 partitions already on my HDD and these are also in fat32 foramt,so the question is how i will find my 2gb fat32 partition while process,because these are looking quite same while installing android,

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    1. In the first menu page of android installation chooce the third choice Live CD - Debug Mode and the typy fdisk -l command see at step no 5 above.

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  34. now i found my SDA partition is SDA2 ,now i complete every process same as you,but grub2 is not installing after editing cfg file when i restart my pc there was no grub option,please help me if you can,sorry my English weak

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    1. There are two method in step above ,, one grub from android and grub from windows so what method did you take in step above .?

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  35. my HDD drive for installing android is 3.2GB

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  36. i try both and now grub2 is also installed, and now my pc showing 2 options in DOS manu,but when i enter on android a countdown starts and after 10 second's nothing happened,

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    1. maybe your grub setting is wrong.. where your android installed partition and name folder of android in grub must be right.

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  37. Bundle of thanks dude,my problem is solved,my android iso file was corrupt,now i got it right, thanks again,
    are you from china?
    i am from Pakistan.

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    1. congratulation dude.. :) i'm from indonesia.. nice to meet you

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  38. Kitkat 4.4 rc1.
    Worked great !
    Then i changed the Android data\time option.
    I added 1 hour each time, then cashed-out MyCountry game.
    I did that about 10 times , then I shut off netbook for night time.
    Netbook now will not boot past the Android animation logo ( white word )

    I tried to change the Acer bios clock to the current time and also to advanced time but still the same issue :hang at android animation:

    The 4.4 kitkat rc1 was working flawless prior to "My Country" game clock hacking.

    Any advice ? I thank you more than the Earth population.
    JB.

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    1. you only change data/time ?
      i think the problem not from data/time ..

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  39. Did i ruin inode by changing date\time ?
    Can I reset Android or do inode fix without losing the "MyCountry" game data?

    I don't know much about inodes.
    So I am total noob. Thank you.

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    1. no you didn't , i think the problem is from android system.
      can you found reset button or Factory data reset in setting backup & reset .?
      Bakcup your data game in android folder --> data or obb to usb flashdisk and reinstall android .

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  40. Hi, thank you.
    Yes, only the time was changed.
    I think Updates during the time-edit is Journal problem.
    I backed up the "data\data\mycountry folder using Windows 7 then I installed 4.4 again. Then I installed MyCountry Online,
    Then I went back to win7 and copy the 'data\data\mycountry' contents into the 'android\data\data\mycountry'.
    Then I load the game with perfection.

    Now I use the SBGameHacker app.
    So I not need to worry about time edit.
    I tested the time-edit after the updates and before the updates. Everything is working good.
    I think the problem was with an update to google keyboard.

    I cannot repeat this. :( I am trying. lol

    Thank you ! See you again.
    JB.

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    1. I tried many memory editors; for this kitkat 4.4.2 x86
      The only "Easy" app I find to work is SBGameHacker version 2.5.2 .
      I tried many appz and other versions of SB..
      2.5.2 pwns !
      Good Luck ! ty, Take care.

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    2. Thanks for your share your problem and solved nice to meet you

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  41. Hey bro!
    I am strucked in the first step itself...i m not able to boot my usb device when i tried to boot it says os files missing press ctrl+alt+del to restat and no option but when i run it in virtual box to check if the iso i downloaded is working or not then it booted fine............what to do can i take me out of this problem

    waiting eagely for you replyy....your help will be really admirable

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  42. hey zean i have successfully installed the os kitkat in my pc with dual boot with windows but i am unable to mount sd card it shows error and please also tell me how can i add files to the android from my windowsssss.....i am using windows 8.1 and windows xp as dual boot os

    waiting eagerly for your reply.........

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  43. Hii man greats video by the way i just have a question plz ,when i plug my usb it say that somting is connected but i can't find my usb in android cuz i wanna transfer files from windows 8 to android ,(sorry for my english lol) plz helpp !

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  44. Hi, I bought Pipo X7s that have dual boot, I can boot and choose between Android 4.4 and Windows 8, however after I have updated the windows, I lost the boot menu, is there a way to have it back? I am the android partition is still there, the when I restart, the box goes immediately to windows8.

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    1. If you updated with windows 8 so the grub will replaced by windows 8 boot, you must reinstall android or use gru2win see in method 2 in posting above

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