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manuleka

has anyone here tried running Android on a VM?i mean the Android 2.2 or 2.3, i think chrome os would probably work but i'm curious about Android...


mahesh2k

I guess there is likely to be some hack out there. I searched the google and found atleast one tutorial on it. It basically deals with two things - installing it natively on PC or linux or installing it directly under VM. There is also one project that lets you run android on netbooks or other linux distros. You can check that here. There is also one site which has step by step instruction on how to access or install android on virtual machine. You can check that site here. I don't know if you're vmware user or virtualbox because that will change some steps in this tutorial. Check it anyway.


manuleka

thanks starscream... it seems an image for vms aren't really easy to get hold of for androids... but Chrome OS does have image available


yordan

There is one version for eepc, it worked fine on my vm. Have a look here :
http://www.vladan.fr/how-to-install-android-in-vmware-workstation/
The other available iso's, 4.0 for instance, installed correctly but did not work with virtual Ethernet.
Also, remember that your vm is not a phone, so a lot of things will not work. For instance you cannot register at googleplay, because you cannot receive the confirmation SMS :)


manuleka

thanks yordan... downloading it now to test on virtualbox Version 4 (Ice Cream sandwich) is available for download

 

vmlite.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68:android&catid=17:vmlitenewsrotator


yordan

thanks yordan... downloading it now to test on virtualbox
Version 4 (Ice Cream sandwich) is available for downloads
http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/

Did not work correctly on my VM, did not detect the wired network.

manuleka

same... network connection doesn't seem to function...


yordan

Try the one in my link, it worked fine for me, I was able to surf.


manuleka

ok will give a shot... thats an earlier version though


yordan

ok will give a shot... thats an earlier version though

The earlier version works fine. And the new version did not work. So, back to the old version. :)

manuleka

a bit tricky though as i'm using Virtualbox on Kubuntu... just going through the .vbox file on kate seems to look different from the .vmx file for vmware....


manuleka

mouse doesn't work for me on Virtualbox... :( I can't install VMware on Linux at the moment so can't really test it unless i boot into Windows


manuleka

Version 4.0.4 IceCream sandwish reports no network connection but i can access the web though on the browser...


yordan

Version 4.0.4 IceCream sandwish reports no network connection but i can access the web though on the browser...

Wow! This is great! On my VM the browser did not show up.

manuleka

Wow! This is great! On my VM the browser did not show up.


yea just tested it and it seem to load properly... although the network icon doesn't seem to recognize any connection though - weird