Hello, this is a Brainstorm post !
Anyone try new version of Android x86 4.4 RC2 booting from LAN ? (pxe)
Imagine running Android in your PCS CyberCafé ? Its a very easy system and its very popular. Have all the social apps, email, wordprocessing and lot of tools !
Recently the Android x86 project launch the new version of port 4.4
- 2014-05-20: The Android-x86 4.4-RC2 released (kitkat-x86).
Here a post from the members of Android x86 group that trying this method:
Actualy the system have few imcompatibles with some video cards yet, but you can try.
Another interesting project of Android for x86 that will be lanch soon is ConsoleOS: http://consoleos.com/ ( not launched yet).
Any other market of Android on desktops is HP Slate 21, its a interesting computer with Android OS.
Well, im starting trying to make the PXE Boot of android x86 to work, so i will share some tools im using to know the system and open the files (.ISO image, and SFS files ), if you will work in a Windows Dekstop to make this possible.
Any help will be appreciated guys !
1 - Download Android x86 4.4 RC2 from the "Android x86 Project website", read carefully the 'Know issues' from the page.
2 - Install the Android x86 onto the Virtuabox, create a virtual machine, create the disk in a .VHD format, and install with a ext3 filesystem option.
Prepare your Windows with tools:
3 - Download EXT2FSD: http://sourceforge.n.../files/Ext2fsd/ , this tool will turn your Windows capable to know ext2,ext3 partitions;
4 - Download the OSFMount tool, http://www.osforensi...isk-images.html, after your system know the ext2 and ext3 partitions, OSFMount can mount the system images of Android.
5 - Download 7zip , with 7zip you can open initrd file, because this file is .tar.gz format;
6 - notepad++: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/ , best editor for text and configurator files;
7 - Download bsRoot.rar : http://www.mediafire...05p6/bsRoot.rar , with this package you can expand/decompress system.sfs file with unSquashfs.bat
Another tip to learn more about the Android x86 structure and how to open your files is this video:
NFS Mount command line for ANDROID example:
#> busybox mount -o nolock,ro,hard,intr,vers=3 -t nfs 192.xxx.xxx.x.x:/your/nfs/share /mnt/sdcard/YourLocalFolder