Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Installing Android x86 4.4 on my eeepc with qemu

In fact is an re-install , i had 4.3 in dual boot with debian sid on my eeepc and i wanted to do an upgrade , the issue is that i don't have a usb stick to boot from it so i took another route

I have installed qemu and then downloaded the 4.4 iso from android x86 site and started this way to detect partitions on the main drive

qemu -boot d -cdrom android-x86-4.4-RC2.iso -hda /dev/sda

 format the partition already prepared in my case 15G /dev/sda4 also do not install grub if you want to modify it manually from debian partition

 After the install is finished you need to test it first that it works i mount /dev/sda4 to see the dir structure
mount /dev/sda4 /mnt
ls /mnt/
android-4.4-RC2  lost+found

so i have modified /etc/grub.d/40_custom this way
 menuentry "Android-x86 4.4" {
set root=(hd0,4) linux /android-4.4-RC2/kernel quiet root=/dev/ram0 androidboot_hardware=eeepc acpi_sleep=s3_bios,s3_mode SRC=/android-4.4-RC2 DATA= initrd /android-4.4-RC2/initrd.img

sudo update-grub2

 and restart choose the new android version