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Android ICS with Mouse support on vmware

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Android ICS with Mouse support on vmware


    Hi everyone
    I'm trying a version of Android (android ICS) with some mouse support under VMware -- so far this beats W8 hands down for THIS type of OS -- note looking at android as a phone / tablet OS not as a desktop system.

    I'll see if I can get some screenshots when I've installed and got it working.

    link for iso for anybody interested

    Download ISO



    [PROJECT] Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich released for x86


    Cheers
    jimbo

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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    I've also tested some iso's from here: Downloads - android-x86 - An open source project to provide android support on x86 - Google Project Hosting

    4.0 rc and 2.3 seem to work well and there is mouse support also.
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    Keep us updated!! I can't seem to get it to run either in VBox or VMware player.....

    p.s. Jimbo - SSD on it's way from Amazon!
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadHorseman View Post
    Keep us updated!! I can't seem to get it to run either in VBox or VMware player.....

    p.s. Jimbo - SSD on it's way from Amazon!
    For VBox you will need to disable the absolute pointing device in order to get a mouse pointer in Android.

    Make sure you get a decent x86 version (iso).

    The Release Candidate worked for me in VBox. It installs in 3 sec to hdd, that's fast!
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    To install properly, make a new Ubuntu/Debian or even an FreeBsd (all x86) VM in VBox or VMware. It should boot anyway.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Here's a short walk-through in VirtuaBox. In VMware Player it should be similar but I don't have it installed on this machine.

    (I only have VBox installed now because I'm on an older pc on Ubuntu 12 with only 1gb ram but i's still x64 and Firefox & Chromium eat all the memory.)

    Here goes:

    Ive downloaded android-x86-4.0-RC1-asus_laptop.iso from the link I've posted above.

    In Virtualbox make a new Ubuntu VM:
    Click image for larger version

    chose a name if you like.
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    As you can see I'm a little short on RAM memory but it still runs!

    Click image for larger version
    Android doesn't need a big disk as we now know.

    the VM:
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    Disable absolute pointing device to get a mouse cursor:
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    Floppy is not needed.

    The chosen ISO is in the drive:
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    Ive also added some more graphics memory but it's not that important.
    Click image for larger version

    Start the VM:
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    Choose the live boot and test it out (install is also possible)

    Set things up:
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    And you're ready to go:
    Click image for larger version

    It goes pretty good even on older pc's.
    I don't have VT-x on this machine and x86 is more than enough for these tiny os'es.


    Cheers

    Hopachi
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    Hi Hopachi,

    Thanks for a very good run-through - I'll give it a whirl tomorrow.

    Got it up to a point where I just saw a line of dots extending to however many lines I left it running for....

    Regards

    mmmm - maybe get Angry Birds....???
    Last edited by MadHorseman; 12 Jun 2012 at 09:00. Reason: Aditional Idea
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    No worries.

    Using the same iso as above (asus laptop) should be ok in VBox, but other versions must also work (eeepc version or something else as long it's x86).

    Thanks
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    Hi Hopachi,

    Up and running! Quite fascinating.....

    Regards
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    All the installed apps work.

    Installing some previously saved .apk files on usb also work but they fail to start. The app store probably works.
    Maybe I'll try angry birds also.
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