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  # Add "console=ttyS0" to the kernel line of default boot option
 
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  vnx_mount_rootfs -u /mnt/
 
  vnx_mount_rootfs -u /mnt/
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== Known problems ==
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<li>Command execution for Android is not implemented yet. Use '''adb''' to execute commands in Android VMs from the host.</li>
 
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Revision as of 18:10, 20 July 2014

How to create a KVM Android X86 root filesystem for VNX

Basic installation

Follow this procedure to create a KVM Android X.86 based root filesystem for VNX. The procedure has been tested with Android-x86-4.4 (http://www.android-x86.org).

  • Create the filesystem disk image:
  • qemu-img create -f qcow2 vnx_rootfs_kvm_android-4.4-v025.qcow2 12G
    
  • Get Android X86 installation CD. For example:
  • wget https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/android-x86/Release%204.4/android-x86-4.4-RC2.iso
    cp android-x86-4.4-RC2.iso /almacen/iso
    
  • Create the virtual machine with:
  • vnx --create-rootfs vnx_rootfs_kvm_android-4.4-v025.qcow2 --install-media /almacen/iso/android-x86-4.4-RC2.iso --mem 1G --video vga
    
  • Do a standard installation, for example, following the steps described here
  • Choose reboot at the end and before it starts again, kill the virtual machine with:
  • # virsh list
     Id    Name                           State
    ----------------------------------------------------
     166   vnx_rootfs_kvm_android-4.4-v025.qcow2-2425 running
    
    # virsh destroy 166
    Domain 166 destroyed
    

    Configuration

  • Start the VM again with:
  • vnx --modify-rootfs vnx_rootfs_kvm_android-4.4-v025.qcow2 --mem 1G --video vga
    
  • Complete the installation assistant and after that, go to "Dev Tools->Developer Options" and check "Stay Awake" (if not, you won't be able to awake the virtual machine when the screen is switched off after inactivity timeout). Besides, go to "Setting->Display->Sleep" and select "Never time out".
  • Halt the VM, for example, going to the console typing "Alt-F1" and "halt".
  • Optionally, you can redirect the console to the serial port (ttyS0) to be able to have a cut&paste capable text console:
  • vnx_mount_rootfs -p 1 -r vnx_rootfs_kvm_android-4.4-v025.qcow2  /mnt/
    vi /mnt/grub/menu.lst
    # Add "console=ttyS0" to the kernel line of default boot option
    vnx_mount_rootfs -u /mnt/
    

Known problems

  • Command execution for Android is not implemented yet. Use adb to execute commands in Android VMs from the host.