Linked by Tiago Cogumbreiro on Thu 1st Dec 2011 00:17 UTC
Google Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, has been released for x86. There is an ISO available, featuring hardware acceleration for AMD Radeon, but not yet for Intel-based systems. Several things don't work as of yet.
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Comment by broken_symlink
by broken_symlink on Thu 1st Dec 2011 03:36 UTC
broken_symlink
Member since:
2005-07-06

does this work in vmware or virtualbox?

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broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

that isn't ics though.

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RE: Comment by broken_symlink
by robojerk on Thu 1st Dec 2011 05:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by broken_symlink"
robojerk Member since:
2006-01-10

It looks like it does. ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by broken_symlink
by robojerk on Thu 1st Dec 2011 06:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by broken_symlink"
robojerk Member since:
2006-01-10

I take it back.. I can't get it to boot in VirtualBox or Vmware Workstation 7.

If someone figures it out, please share.

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Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

I managed to get it to start on VirtualBox.

Make sure you change your virtual disk controller to SATA in AHCI mode. It would not boot for me on the default IDE (was stuck on Detecting Android-x86.... (lots of dots)).

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RE[4]: Comment by broken_symlink
by hussam on Thu 1st Dec 2011 14:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by broken_symlink"
hussam Member since:
2006-08-17

I managed to get it to start on VirtualBox.

Make sure you change your virtual disk controller to SATA in AHCI mode. It would not boot for me on the default IDE (was stuck on Detecting Android-x86.... (lots of dots)).


Anyone knows how to do that in qemu? It's been ages since I used qemu.

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UpstateScott Member since:
2011-12-01

thanks for the pointer broken_symlink

For those too troubled to look it up here are the details to changing the controller to SATA in VirtualBox that worked for me
1. right click the machine name and select Settings
2. click Storage
3. in the middle section of the window will be an area labeled 'Storage Tree' which shows your current controllers. The default is IDE, which is the problem.
4. Look at the bottom of the box; just below the box are four icons. Pick the third one from the left. It has a angled box with a green plus sign over it and the mouse over says 'Add Controller' - click it
5. Choose Add SATA controller; your new controller will now be in the Storage Tree
6. Use the two icons on the line for your new SATA controller to add the new virtual hard drive and your CD drive
7. Remove the IDE controller
8. Mount the ISO in the CD drive and enjoy some sweet ICS

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broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

i'm using virtualbox on os x and the only choice i have for the sata controller is ahci. i just get a lot of dots too.

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Comment Title
by Bringbackanonposting on Thu 1st Dec 2011 05:15 UTC
Bringbackanonposting
Member since:
2005-11-16

The iso either takes 20 min to boot or it won't boot in my VBox or native on ASUS laptop with Ati grafix. I gave up quick.

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RE: Comment Title
by broken_symlink on Thu 1st Dec 2011 06:00 UTC in reply to "Comment Title"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

it didn't boot for me in virtualbox.

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Comment by Brynet
by brynet on Thu 1st Dec 2011 06:25 UTC
brynet
Member since:
2010-03-02

Not sure why anyone would want to run this, on a phone or otherwise.. but the ISO is for netbooks/tablets using the AMD Brazos platform.

According to their site they mention it works on the MSI 110W.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_mobile_platform#Brazos_.28Fusion.2...

Edited 2011-12-01 06:25 UTC

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Comment by stabbyjones
by stabbyjones on Thu 1st Dec 2011 07:35 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

I have been running a 3.2 nightly on a Samsung NetBook. I have to say that Android on an x86 NetBook is an awesome creation. I'll be following this for sure.

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v RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by daedliusswartz on Thu 1st Dec 2011 09:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by kurkosdr on Thu 1st Dec 2011 11:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

"What NOT work (yet):
* Sound
* Camera
* Ethernet
* Hardware acceleration for Intel platform "

It's apparent the project is in very early stage, so the product is incomplete. The people behind the project never claimed they had a finished product.

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RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by stabbyjones on Thu 1st Dec 2011 22:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

That's for android 4.0...

android 2.3.7 and 3.2.1 have been out for longer and work a lot better.

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As an Eee PC owner
by tidux on Thu 1st Dec 2011 14:47 UTC
tidux
Member since:
2011-08-13

I needed something to replace OpenBSD (no ACPI or sound on a netbook -.-), so once they have a full working release for Atom netbooks, I think I'll give it a shot.

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RE: As an Eee PC owner
by tidux on Thu 1st Dec 2011 18:10 UTC in reply to "As an Eee PC owner"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Well I'll be damned, there's an open source build of 3.2 optimized for Eee PCs! Posting from it.

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RE[2]: As an Eee PC owner
by phoenix on Thu 1st Dec 2011 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE: As an Eee PC owner"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Got a link to that? Or a list of which eeePCs it works with? Could be interesting to try it on a 1005HA.

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RE[3]: As an Eee PC owner
by tidux on Thu 1st Dec 2011 20:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: As an Eee PC owner"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

http://people.mozilla.org/~jwillcox/asus_laptop_usb.img


I used that image dd'd to an SD card to install Android. When the installer asks you if you want to create a fake SD card, SAY YES. It messes up a lot of stuff if you don't have something mounted as an sdcard.

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RE: As an Eee PC owner
by earksiinni on Thu 1st Dec 2011 19:36 UTC in reply to "As an Eee PC owner"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Of all transitions, from OpenBSD to Android...

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RE[2]: As an Eee PC owner
by tidux on Thu 1st Dec 2011 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE: As an Eee PC owner"
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

The Eee PC is just my screw-around-with-operating-systems machine. It's run Android, OpenBSD, Haiku, and a bunch of different Linux distros.

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Comment by AnythingButVista
by AnythingButVista on Thu 1st Dec 2011 19:56 UTC
AnythingButVista
Member since:
2008-08-27

I'm trying to boot the live CD on my desktop PC. It keeps displaying dots "..........." and that's it. My real ice cream sandwich melted waiting for this Ice Cream Sandwich to boot.

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RE: Comment by AnythingButVista
by UpstateScott on Thu 1st Dec 2011 22:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by AnythingButVista"
UpstateScott Member since:
2011-12-01

for all the people getting the endless dots when booting in VirtualBox here is what worked for me
1. right click the machine name and select Settings
2. click Storage
3. in the middle section of the window will be an area labeled 'Storage Tree' which shows your current controllers. The default is IDE, which is the problem.
4. Look at the bottom of the box; just below the box are four icons. Pick the third one from the left. It has a angled box with a green plus sign over it and the mouse over says 'Add Controller' - click it
5. Choose Add SATA controller; your new controller will now be in the Storage Tree
6. Use the two icons on the line for your new SATA controller to add the new virtual hard drive and your CD drive
7. Remove the IDE controller
8. Mount the ISO in the CD drive and enjoy some sweet ICS

Reply Score: 1

Comment by chavv
by chavv on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 06:45 UTC
chavv
Member since:
2005-07-06

Installed successfully under VirtualBox, but then it boots to grub prompt :S
If I run Live version, it starts, but no pointing device (keyboard or mouse) seems to work in GUI.
Is this expected?

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RE: Comment by chavv
by chavv on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 07:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by chavv"
chavv Member since:
2005-07-06

oops, mouse is working but I had to disable integration ;)

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