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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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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