Discussion:
I cant install Android-x86 to my hard disk.
(too old to reply)
Garvit Singla
2015-06-26 17:35:20 UTC
Permalink
I was trying to install Android X86 on my hard disk through bootable pendrive. Using UNetbootin, i made my 8GB HP pendrive bootable with Android X86's ISO.
When i restarted the PC and booted into the pendrive, i select the option to install Android X86 to Hard Disk. After that i clicked on Create/Modify Partitions and i got the error:
"Fatal Error: Bad primary partition 0, partition ends in the final partial cylinder.
Press any key to exit cfdisk".
By the way I am using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and i also created a 3GB new partition from my old drive.
Please help me and tell me in detail about how to solve this error.
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
hashirt
2015-06-27 21:04:26 UTC
Permalink
I encountered that error couple of times. I guess cfdisk doesn't like the
way we create partitions. My solution was to create the partition before
booting the installation usb. You can create the partition in windows or
using gparted or something else. If you have a partition ready, you don't
need to "Create/Modify Partitions". Select the partition you want and at
the next step format it to ext4 or ext3 or as you like.
Post by Garvit Singla
I was trying to install Android X86 on my hard disk through bootable
pendrive. Using UNetbootin, i made my 8GB HP pendrive bootable with Android
X86's ISO.
When i restarted the PC and booted into the pendrive, i select the option
to install Android X86 to Hard Disk. After that i clicked on Create/Modify
"Fatal Error: Bad primary partition 0, partition ends in the final partial cylinder.
Press any key to exit cfdisk".
By the way I am using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and i also created a 3GB new
partition from my old drive.
Please help me and tell me in detail about how to solve this error.
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Garvit Singla
2015-07-01 10:04:39 UTC
Permalink
i tried using Gparted also.
i also formatted my whole hard drive but it didn't worked with that too.
then i tried to make bootable usb using Power ISO. after that, That FATAL
ERROR Problem was solved. This explains that problem was with the partition
table at that time.
But after that when i tried to install again after making bootable usb
using Power ISO, it couldn't locate the partition of internal hard drive in
CREATE/MODIFY PARTITIONS section. I was able to locate only partitions of
the USB I was Trying to install android with.
So please help me with this new error.
.
.
Waiting For Reply,
Garvit Singla
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Antony Stone
2015-07-01 10:21:38 UTC
Permalink
Post by Garvit Singla
i tried using Gparted also.
i also formatted my whole hard drive but it didn't worked with that too.
then i tried to make bootable usb using Power ISO. after that, That FATAL
ERROR Problem was solved. This explains that problem was with the partition
table at that time.
Okay, so have you now created a new partition table on the hard disk - if so,
what tool did you use to create it, and what table did you create?
Post by Garvit Singla
But after that when i tried to install again after making bootable usb
using Power ISO, it couldn't locate the partition of internal hard drive in
CREATE/MODIFY PARTITIONS section.
What partition/s do you have on that disk, and how did you create them?


Antony.
--
This sentence contains exactly threee erors.

Please reply to the list;
please *don't* CC me.
Garvit Singla
2015-07-01 10:47:25 UTC
Permalink
Actually the thing is I don,t know what partition table is and how do we
create it. While searching on the Internet I came to know we should not
make bootable pendrive using UNETBOOTIN as changes the partition table and
we get that FATAL ERROR. That's why I tried Power ISO and it worked for
that error.
I installed Windows 7 again in my pc and full formatted the whole PC. There
I created three drives (C, D, E). Then after installing the Windows, in
Device Management, from drive E I shrinked 3GB of volume E with FAT32 to
install Android-X86. I did all the Booting Usb things with power iso. After
booting in from pendrive i couldnt find any volume/partition i created
except that of my pendrive itself.
So can you tell me in detail what to do?
.
.
Please Help Me Fast.
Waiting For Reply,
Garvit Singla
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Antony Stone
2015-07-01 10:58:15 UTC
Permalink
Post by Garvit Singla
Actually the thing is I don,t know what partition table is and how do we
create it. While searching on the Internet I came to know we should not
make bootable pendrive using UNETBOOTIN as changes the partition table
and we get that FATAL ERROR. That's why I tried Power ISO and it worked
for that error.
I installed Windows 7 again in my pc and full formatted the whole PC. There
I created three drives (C, D, E). Then after installing the Windows, in
Device Management, from drive E I shrinked 3GB of volume E with FAT32 to
install Android-X86.
So, are you saying that you created three partitions during the Windows
installation, and then reduced the size of one of those partitions by 3Gb to
leave space on the disk for Android-x86?

If so, did you create a partition in that space?

Remember that there's a difference between having unallocated space on a hard
disk, and creating a partition in that space so it can be used.
Post by Garvit Singla
I did all the Booting Usb things with power iso. After booting in from
pendrive i couldnt find any volume/partition i created except that of my
pendrive itself.
So can you tell me in detail what to do?
I personally can't tell you how to do this sort of thing with Windows (or any
Windows tools, for that matter), since I don't use it.

However, there may well be other people here who have experience of setting up
an Android partition starting from Windows, who may be able to help you.

To me, it sounds very much as though you currently have a hard disk containing
three partitions and some unused space, and you need to create a fourth
partition in that unused space so that the Android-x86 installer can find it.


Regards,


Antony.
--
You can spend the whole of your life trying to be popular,
but at the end of the day the size of the crowd at your funeral
will be largely dictated by the weather.

- Frank Skinner

Please reply to the list;
please *don't* CC me.
Garvit Singla
2015-07-01 14:28:43 UTC
Permalink
I have already mentioned that i formatted that partition(3GB from
Unallocated space) with Fat32 system (after searching from web to be
formatted in FAT32). But at the end i can't see any partition in
Installation setup of android-X86.
Any Suggestions..
.
.
.
Waiting For Reply
Garvit Singla
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Fajar A. Nugraha
2015-07-01 22:41:33 UTC
Permalink
Post by Garvit Singla
I have already mentioned that i formatted that partition(3GB from
Unallocated space) with Fat32 system (after searching from web to be
formatted in FAT32). But at the end i can't see any partition in
Installation setup of android-X86.
Any Suggestions..
As harsh as this may sound, I'd suggest you do NOT use android-x86 as
it seems like you don't know enough about it.

While live mode only uses 300 MBs or so disk space, for best
experience you should install system rw, which means it grows close to
1GB. Add to that data from the apps that you'd install, I highly
recommend at least 8GB partition for android-x86 (ideal would be
around 16GB).

You said you "don,t know what partition table is and how do we create
it". You can actually use windows own disk management (right click on
Computer, Manage) to resize and create partitions. While FAT is needed
for some case (e.g. UEFI), you'd need ext3 if you want system rw. The
installation procedure would be different for BIOS and UEFI laptops,
and android installer is not the most-friendly-one.

Finally, you didn't mention whether you already tried running it in
live mode. It doesn't work on some hardware (e.g. you could get only
black screen after booting). Even the "lucky" ones end up with a bug
or two. For example, I ended up with a fully usable android on my Asus
T100, but I can't suspend (i.e. press the power button to quickly turn
on/off) and the automatic rotation feature is broken.

If you simply want to try running android apps on your laptop, try
something like amiduos. It runs on top of windows, slower, but is MUCH
easier to use especially for beginners.

If you REALLY want to use android-x86, then:
- try first on live mode, make sure the functions you absolutely need works
- determine whether you have BIOS or UEFI laptop, then look for
documentation on how to install android on it
- allocate sufficient space, at least 8 GB.

You might end up with using a USB stick exclusively for android-x86,
as that would be easiest.
--
Fajar
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Garvit Singla
2015-07-02 03:04:45 UTC
Permalink
Its not the problem of space in the partition. I can give even 16GB or
more to the partition for installation of Android. But the problem my PC
can't detect any partition when I boot into pendrive for installation of
Android-X86. And when i use Live Mode, it doesn't work properly. There is
some Graphics Problem in it. I cant see anything clearly.
--
Garvit
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Fajar A. Nugraha
2015-07-02 03:17:14 UTC
Permalink
Its not the problem of space in the partition. I can give even 16GB or
more to the partition for installation of Android. But the problem my PC
can't detect any partition when I boot into pendrive for installation of
Android-X86. And when i use Live Mode, it doesn't work properly. There is
some Graphics Problem in it. I cant see anything clearly.
Hence why I said "I'd suggest you do NOT use android-x86 as it seems
like you don't know enough about it."

The most important information is "when i use Live Mode, it doesn't
work properly". That is a known issue for some laptops. If you have
newish intel with built-in Intel HD Graphics, then chances are you're
fine display-wise. If you use anything else then you might have
problems (although you can try mesa/radeonsi/nouveau builds and see if
you're in luck). And if you have display problems, IMHO don't bother
installing (at least, don't bother if you're just a normal user), it
simply won't work the way you want it.

You also haven't mention whether you're using BIOS or UEFI laptop, and
which android iso/img you tried. It is possible (though unlikely) that
you simply choose an old build which doesn't have drivers for the disk
controller.
--
Fajar
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Ryan Humphrey
2015-12-28 05:42:25 UTC
Permalink
I'm also having issues installing x86 to the hard drive. I've posted a
main topic in Android-x86 with the whole backstory, but the gist of it is,
that I finally got my bios to boot up an SD Card that I had. I set up the
card with Unetbootin. Sadly, after everything, The first 3 options work
flawlessly (Run android without install, VESA mode, Debug), but oddly when
I select "Install Android to Harddisk", the screen goes blank. I've ran
some google searches but it seems as though my experience might be unique.
Not sure how to proceed to get android installed to my harddisk.
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
paul17
2015-12-28 06:50:09 UTC
Permalink
Do one thing, use another empty USB Stick. Install Hiren's Boot CD to it
follow this URL: http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd-on-usb-disk
This can be a great tool if you mess up your laptop. You can easily recover
your lost boot sectors.
Boot into Hiren's Boot CD from the USB Stick.
Open Mini WIndows XP
Open HBCD Menu
Go to Partition/Boot/MBR>DiskGenius. You can easily maintain your Hard Disk
from there. There might be an option to repair your Hard Disk. Try all the
applications in the HBCD Menu to repair the bad sectors of your Hard Disk.
I suggest you to create a new ext4 partition. And then you can install
Android-x86 to the ext4 partition.
Post by Garvit Singla
I was trying to install Android X86 on my hard disk through bootable
pendrive. Using UNetbootin, i made my 8GB HP pendrive bootable with Android
X86's ISO.
When i restarted the PC and booted into the pendrive, i select the option
to install Android X86 to Hard Disk. After that i clicked on Create/Modify
"Fatal Error: Bad primary partition 0, partition ends in the final partial cylinder.
Press any key to exit cfdisk".
By the way I am using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and i also created a 3GB new
partition from my old drive.
Please help me and tell me in detail about how to solve this error.
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Ryan Humphrey
2015-12-28 07:06:47 UTC
Permalink
Well I'm not actually on a Windows system. I'm on Chrome OS with chrx Chrubuntu. My partitions and my operating systems are both fine. I'm able to switch back and forth between them with no problem. The only thing I would like to do is install Android-x86 onto the ext4 partition I created using Gparted in chrubuntu. My only problem, is that after booting into the Android x86 Live USB Installation disk, the option "Install android-x86 to HDD" is broken. It produces a black screen and nothing more. All the other options in the Live USB disk work. I am able to run android x86 without installation, run android x86 in VESA mode, and I am able to run x86 in Debug mode. The only option that doesn't work is that last one. That is the only option I wanted this installtion disk for in the first place lol
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
paul17
2015-12-28 08:26:29 UTC
Permalink
Does it show "detecting Android-x86..." when you press install android-x86?
Post by Ryan Humphrey
Well I'm not actually on a Windows system. I'm on Chrome OS with chrx
Chrubuntu. My partitions and my operating systems are both fine. I'm able
to switch back and forth between them with no problem. The only thing I
would like to do is install Android-x86 onto the ext4 partition I created
using Gparted in chrubuntu. My only problem, is that after booting into
the Android x86 Live USB Installation disk, the option "Install android-x86
to HDD" is broken. It produces a black screen and nothing more. All the
other options in the Live USB disk work. I am able to run android x86
without installation, run android x86 in VESA mode, and I am able to run
x86 in Debug mode. The only option that doesn't work is that last one.
That is the only option I wanted this installtion disk for in the first
place lol
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Gary Naj
2015-12-28 15:36:46 UTC
Permalink
[quote]
I was trying to install Android X86 on my hard disk through bootable pendrive. Using UNetbootin, i made my 8GB HP pendrive bootable with Android X86's ISO.
When i restarted the PC and booted into the pendrive, i select the option to install Android X86 to Hard Disk. After that i clicked on Create/Modify Partitions and i got the error:
"Fatal Error: Bad primary partition 0, partition ends in the final partial cylinder.
Press any key to exit cfdisk".
By the way I am using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and i also created a 3GB new partition from my old drive.
Please help me and tell me in detail about how to solve this error.
[/quote]

Could you perform full chkdsk before creating partition, just press F8 then repair? It will create flags to bad blocks. Or use g-parted to pre-format. Use Linux Live USB (LiLi) to create live usb, just ignore the warnings (image file probably altered or corrupted). Format your secondary partition as ext3. From what I read you can't install android x86 on ext4 unless you override it to another linux distro and create a custom.cfg. Do not choose format partitions in the middle of installation as you have already format it with g-parted.
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Ryan Humphrey
2015-12-28 16:08:53 UTC
Permalink
I honestly don't know what it shows. It flashes like 4 or 5 command lines
in white very quickly, then the entire screen goes black.
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Gary Naj
2015-12-28 20:55:51 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ryan Humphrey
I honestly don't know what it shows. It flashes like 4 or 5 command lines
in white very quickly, then the entire screen goes black.
What file system format you used?
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Android-x86" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to android-x86+***@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to android-***@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/android-x86.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Continue reading on narkive:
Loading...