Dual Boot Windows 7 and Android 4.0

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Feb 10, 2012
  1. Zerosuit connor
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    Would anyone be interested in a tutorial for this. I have just achieved Android 4.0 on an Acer Aspire 1. Will work on almost any netbook, notebook, or PC.
    One By One I am uploading these giant images. Pardon the fact that you may be able to see me. Notice android believes it to be a phone.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     


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    Sweet! I'd love to figure out how. I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 Netbook.
     
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    ...why, why would anyone want to boot a mobile OS on a PC? I could understand Chrome OS, which is Android's big brother, but Android itself?

    That phone sits best on mobile devices IMO.
     
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    Ehh...I'd just use a virtual machine seeing how Android doesn't need much to run.
     
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    Well, Android is a port of linux, and I'd like to try it, anyway.
     
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    Actually ATM i will post pictures but, until it's a stable release I won't post a tut. It has some bugs. This is not a port, It is actual android, not a vritual machine and can be a standalone OS.
     
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    Android is based off of Linux it isn't necessarily a port. You can't just pick up a generic Linux application and expect it to work on Android, there are different libraries and different things at work.
     
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    The Catboy is interested
     
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    Kinda trying to fix an issue with windows 7 deciding not to boot due to startup recovery automatically opening XD
    But when it loads it is beautiful.
     
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    Sounds sexy. I'd love to see this in action. Except for that whole "I don't have a touchscreen on my computer" part.
     
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    Taking Photos :D


     
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    I am using Ubuntu myself, do you know how to work with that?
     
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    Yep. I will make a tut for multiple OS.
     
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    I'm excited to see it!
     
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    Good luck trying - Windows is pretty damn fussy when it comes to Multiboots. I had that issue even when I had two WINDOWS installations - it just assumes that startup went ape. Pretty sure it can be fixed, but I must admit, it is annoying as hell.
     
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    Done, but startup recovery seems to have formated my partition with android on it. XD seems to think its a virus? Its okay, I got pictures.
     
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    The UI and all the apps of Android are Java Virtual Machines. While Android itself is a Linux distro, it's unusable without the Java libraries etc. Think of Android as a Java-based OS instead of a linux one, for simplicity's sake.
     
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    Doesn't Android require a different file system then Windows? AKA, the Linux one? (I don't really remember the name, ext something...)

    Maybe Windows just thought the partition went corrupt. What I suggest is looking for an alternate multi-booter and using that instead of the built-in one which you are (more then likely) using now.
     
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    It could just do like most other Linux distributions do.
     
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    Pictures being added :) One By One.
     

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