Once you have the workstation install done downloaded, you can follow The below steps to create a virtual machine and install the app Android operating system.
First is to create the virtual machine using the custom wizard.
Leave the default settings for the virtual machine hardware compatibility version
We now need to point the virtual machine to use the Android x86 ISO that we have downloaded from the Android x86 project page
Give a name to the virtual machine
Choose the number of processes and the cores per processor
Choose the amount of memory you want to assign to the virtual machine since this is an Android operating system we can assign anywhere between 512 MB to 2 GB
Choose the network type. Leave it default if you are unsure what the setting has to be
Choose the SCSI controller. Use the recommended one if you are unsure
Select the Disk type. Used recommended option if you are unsure
Create a new virtual disk for the virtual machine
Specify the disk capacity this can be anywhere between 5 GB to 20 GB
The virtual machine is ready for installation of Android operating system. One last step that has to be performed is to click on customise hardware and choose the display display settings and enable 3D graphics. This is very important for the Android Operating System to run failing which the operating system will be stuck at the boot screen
The actual installation of the operating system begins. Click on installation once you see the below screen
Create a new partition
Select No for GPT
The next task is to create the partition. First create a new partition then make it a bootable disk and write the partition into the table
Choose the partition that was just created to install the Android operating system
Choose the EXT4 for partition type
Install the GRUB bootloader
The installation of the Android Operating System begins
Once the operating system has been installed click on Run the Android x86 OS
The Android operating system installation is complete
Let the testing begin!
For those who feel it is easier to follow a video tutorial, I have also made a recording the whole installation.
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