How to Dual Boot Android with almost any OS

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  1. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    4.0 RC1 is up on the site. Just added today (feb. 27th)
    edit: and it looks like they fixed the default browser, I'm using it to type this message. c:
    Probably a lot of other fixes too.

    I'm using it on a family member's laptop, but I cannot get it to run using my desktop.
    I've tried the original January 1st revisions and those wouldn't get past the partition select thing.
    The february 27th revision seems to install, but after rebooting it just goes into a boot loop after the THIS IS NOT AN ASUS screen.


    Should I just give up? It's probably just not compatible with this. It's a really old desktop. But it manages to run Windows 7 just fine.
    Dell Dimension 8100.
     
  2. Zerosuit connor
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    Thiss version has no support for ethernet so I would, unless you have a wifi card?
    If your pc has an AMD chipset download the AMD file
    http://www.android-x86.org/download
     
  3. pokefloote

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    Yep, I have a wifi card.
    And I think it's an intel chipset, based on what Google gives me.

    It's such a shame, this runs really, really nice on this other laptop.
     
  4. Windaga

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    I have an Aspire One D255 (AOD255) Netbook, and I was interested in installing Android on it. I'm so tired of Windows 7 Starter. The netbook itself is mainly just used for fun anyway - I'd keep windows 7 starter to run Skype so I can video call, but it's literally the only thing I use this netbook for. Is it worth it?

    Also, I wanted to know, is it possible to do this using an SD card? I have a flash drive, but it's only 128 meg. I can go out and get a bigger one, but I figured I'd ask about the SD card first.
     
  5. emmanu888

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    i have an aspire one and it works great go for it

     
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    Yep, I am using the Aspire One too, make sure to download the Release Candidate.
     
  7. Windaga

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    Which specific one is that? Can you tell me what the file name is? I imagine it's one of the "Android-x86-4.0-RC1" releases, but I'm not sure which one to download.
     
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    Direct Link
    http://android-x86.googlecode.com/files/android-x86-4.0-RC1-asus_laptop.iso
     
  9. Windaga

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    Ah, thanks! I installed it following your directions, but I can't seem to get my Wifi working. It says "turning wifi on", but doesn't actually do anything :/, nor does my mouse show up.

    Edit
    Well, after hitting Control + Alt +Delete, which reboots the computer, I restarted and my mouse is showing up - and the wallpaper is actually changing. I don't know why I can't connect to wifi still, but it's working a bit more this time around.
     
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    May just be a bug, there are a huge number of people using this. Google the problem and see whats the go with it.
     
  11. Windaga

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    Hm..I can't seem to find out anything about it :/.

    Everything else works fine though - other than everything related to wifi, that is.
     
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    Try a reinstall, i am quite sorry about that.
     
  13. Windaga

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    No problem :). How would I go about doing so? Is there a way to delete the OS and reinstall it?
     
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    Just format your partition or delete the folders. Then boot from USB and Re-Install.
     
  15. Jetowa

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    What advantages are there to running the android operating system instead of say Windows 7/8?
     
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  16. Wiip™

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    None, and you definitely shouldn't use it as your main OS.
     
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    It is more aimed at laptops, quite honestly on laptops that are quite slow android is the way to go, it boots faster, runs faster, and surfs the web faster.
     
  18. Wiip™

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    I still prefer linux over android.
     
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    Android is built of a x86 kernal of Linux if I am not mistaken, which makes porting and developing apps for Android a ton easier.
    Also
     
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