Yes, I know. As I indicated elsewhere, I am not interested in dual- or
alternate- booting solutions. I am interested in the vm solution that
I asked about.
Good to know that your minimum was 1GB space. My question was, for a
person new to Android, so initially exploring, what is a reasonable
amount to allocate to the vm?
Not knowing any better I tried 4+4, then lost patience with trying to
get the sd disk (sdb1) recognized, then reinstalled on an 8GB,
expecting to create a 4GB fake sd. To discover max. 2GB. Oh well -
live and learn. However,
(which seems to work under win7/vmware player, but no net)
isn't ready for prime time, for me. Every other second something is
crashing (program name is not in English). Which is OK, it's only RC1,
after all. Glad I was able to get as far as I was. Perhaps I'll back
up a version and try again.
I was wrong about connectivity, it's working fine, I just didn't
know it. (Silly me, a simple 'ifconfig eth0' confirmed it, as did a
ping to it. Oh yeah ... it is just BSD/Linux after all - somehow, slap
'Android' on it, and my brain went out the window.) No wi-fi, but
that's probably my fault (didn't connect the adapter to the vm) /
didn't care as I had connectivity.
Mem. minimum seems to be 256
, recommended 512, but I suspect people will be happier with 1GB.
For disk space, it seems that 5GB is reasonable - 3GB main, per
recommendation in other article, and create a 2GB fake SD at the end
of the install.
Perhaps not for development, but I'm not there yet.
If there are other vm's out there, including development ones, with
full eclipse (?) environment, links would be welcome.
(My experience is virtualbox is dog slow under Win7, so vmware/player
is preferred, but virtualbox works well under Linux. I just don't have
one available to me at the moment.)
Also ... can 'just any' java program be downloaded and run? e.g.
I get that the screen size and input may not be well suited for the
Android/phone format, but I'm curious if just any old java program
if your bios allows booting from usb
just changing boot order in the cmos is required
Burn iso test boot and test it, no alterations to your machine.
if you have further interest, installing onto a a usb drive also leaves
hard drive untouched
to remove simple reformat usb stick
1gb ram and 1gb usb drive is the minium i've tested with
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