How-to Install Android 4.4 x86 on VMware Workstation 11 for GNU-Linux

February 20th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Android 4.4 Emulator on Linux



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Android 4.4 Kit-Kat x86 OS and Emulator on VMware Workstation 11 for Linux Desktops.

Android-x86 Open Source Project is an unofficial initiative to port Google’s Android mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors.

The Android 4.4 OS Virtualization will Permit to Install and Play the Android Apps on Linux Systems.

Getting-Started with Android 4.4 Emulator on Linux - Featured
  1. Get Installed Latest VMware Workstation for Linux:

    VMware Workstation Linux Installation
  2. Create a New Virtual Machine

    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - Create a New VM

  3. Virtual Machine Initial Setup

    Choose ‘Typical Setup’
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - Typical Setup
    Load the Android x86 ISO

    How-to Download Android 4.4 OS for x86 Systems:

    Android 4.4 for x86 ISO

    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - loading android x86 iso
    Set the Guest OS Type to Other+Other
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - set guest os type
    Naming VM
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - vm name
    Set the Disk Size for example to 32Gb and ‘One block’
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - disk size
    Confirm for VM Creation
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - create vm

  4. Select Install Android

    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - select install android

  5. Create Partitions

    Confirm to Create/Modify Partitions and Enter
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - create/modify partitions
    Select ‘New’ by the Arrows and Enter
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - new partition 1
    Confirm as ‘Primary’
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - set primary 1
    Set the OS Partition Size, Leave about 1024 for the Swap one…
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - set size 1
    Set Partition Position to ‘Beginning’
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - set start position 1
    Then Select and Toggle the ‘Bootable’ Flag on Volume
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - toggle bootable flag
    Create again a New Partition for Swap
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - net partition 2
    Set again as ‘Primary’
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - set primary 2
    Confirm with Enter on Disk Size
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - set size 2
    Select ‘Type’
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - set type 2
    Enter 82 as Partition Type for Swap
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - set type to 82 swap
    Write!
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - write partition table
    Quit
    Android Installation on VMware Workstation Linux - quit

  6. Confirm the Partition for Android Installation

    Android x86 Setup on VMware Workstation 11 - partition for android

  7. Format as Ext3

    Android x86 Setup on VMware Workstation 11 - format ext3

  8. Select to Install Grub

    Android x86 Setup on VMware Workstation 11 - grub installation

  9. Set ad Read & Write System Partition

    Android x86 Setup on VMware Workstation 11 - set ad RW

  10. Then Start the Ultra-Quick Installation

    About 1 Minute :)
    Android x86 Setup on VMware Workstation 11 - quick installation

  11. Reboot!

    Installing Android x86 on VMware Workstation 11 - reboot

  12. Booting into Your Barely New Android OS

     - booting android x86 on vmware workstation 11

  13. Now Thanks to Android Open Source Project You can Enjoy Android Virtualization on Linux Platforms! :)

Android x86 Setup on VMware Workstation 11 - android apps on device

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