• Run Android from a Live USB stick.


    Ok, got this figured out. First, download Android x86 RC2 and burn it to a CD/DVD. Next, format a USB stick(8GB is the size I used) as fat32. Now, boot to the Live CD/DVD and arrow down to the install selection, install the USB stick and give it a second to be seen by the system then hit “enter” to do the install. Select the USB stick from the menu of drives to install to, don’t format it(you already did it earlier so no need to do it now) and do the install. Use at least the 512MB of space to save your selections or you can max it out at 2047MB(I did, why not, I have the space) then continue with the install. After install reboot and pull the USB stick and CD/DVD before it can do the actual reboot.
    Shut down your computer, plug in the USB stick and boot to it. Remember, this Op System is set up for touch like you’d have on a smart phone or tablet so your mouse pointer will be your “finger” for scrolling and stuff. Also, it’s tap to click with the touch pad so that’s something you’ll need to get use to. Once you’re booted in and have got your wifi up and running and your Google + account info installed (you DO have a Google + account, don’t you? LOL) then you can download apps from the Play Store and do stuff just like it was on your smart phone or tablet. Upper right of the screen is where there’s a drop down that you’ll click and pull down for settings and stuff. Brightness is there as well and isn’t set up to full brightness out of the box so you’ll have to do that so you can see stuff.
    Now you can enjoy Android on your computer as well as your smart phone and tablet. I have a couple OBD II apps installed on my USB stick that I can use with my adapter so I’m “good to go” for reading codes and clearing them as well.

    No Matter where ya' go, there ya' are.

  • Ok, got this figured out. First, download Android x86 RC2 and burn it to a CD/DVD. Next, format a USB stick(8GB is the size I used) as fat32. Now, boot to the Live CD/DVD and arrow down to the install selection, install the USB stick and give it a second to be seen by the system then hit “enter” to do the install. Select the USB stick from the menu of drives to install to, don’t format it(you already did it earlier so no need to do it now) and do the install. Use at least the 512MB of space to save your selections or you can max it out at 2047MB(I did, why not, I have the space) then continue with the install. After install reboot and pull the USB stick and CD/DVD before it can do the actual reboot.
    Shut down your computer, plug in the USB stick and boot to it. Remember, this Op System is set up for touch like you’d have on a smart phone or tablet so your mouse pointer will be your “finger” for scrolling and stuff. Also, it’s tap to click with the touch pad so that’s something you’ll need to get use to. Once you’re booted in and have got your wifi up and running and your Google + account info installed (you DO have a Google + account, don’t you? LOL) then you can download apps from the Play Store and do stuff just like it was on your smart phone or tablet. Upper right of the screen is where there’s a drop down that you’ll click and pull down for settings and stuff. Brightness is there as well and isn’t set up to full brightness out of the box so you’ll have to do that so you can see stuff.
    Now you can enjoy Android on your computer as well as your smart phone and tablet. I have a couple OBD II apps installed on my USB stick that I can use with my adapter so I’m “good to go” for reading codes and clearing them as well.

    No Matter where ya' go, there ya' are.

  • Wow, when I posted this yesterday I figured that at least a couple people would have been interesting in it and commented.

    No Matter where ya' go, there ya' are.

  • i think i would prefer to use it in a virtualbox. i have been wanting to try it out.

  • Only real reason I’m using it at all is because I can’t find a good OBD II app for my Antergos install. Seems like Android is covered up with em’ so that’s what this will mostly be used for.
    I’d love to find a cheap Netbook to put this on just to play with. My wife took over my Ascer Aspire ZG5 Netbook once I got it fixed up with a new 32GB SSD and maxed out the RAM to 1.5GB. That’s cool with me since I now have about $225 into the crazy little thing and could never get that much out of it so if it makes her happy to use it then it makes me happy.
    With the new 3 cell extended power batter she can get around 7 hours out of it and with the 9 cell it’ll run for over 9 hours, that little N270 Atom just sips the power.
    I may have to hit EvilBay to see if I can find another cheap Netbook of some kind to play with though. I think it’d be cool to have Android on a little Netbook to take around with me.

    No Matter where ya' go, there ya' are.

  • Well, I got the SanDisk Crusier Fit “chicklet” USB nubs today and did an install of Android x86 onto them. I have one plugged in and I’m running my laptop from it right now and using what I guess is a Lite version of Chrome to be in the forum here.
    Heck of a learning curve vs Desktop Linux but I think I’ll get use to it.
    Pretty cool not having a smart phone or tablet but still being able to use Android, LOL

    No Matter where ya' go, there ya' are.

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