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Dual booting Android x86 with Windows 8
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Sarcasticphoenix
2012-04-21 15:24:37 UTC
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I am currently trying to dual boot Android x86 Tegrav2 with Windows 8
Consumer preview.
I installed Windows 8 onto one partition, and then the Android x86 on
another partition.
GRUB comes up as soon as I boot, and it gives me the choices to boot
from:

Android RC 4.0
Android RC 4.0 Debug
Windows

However, when I try to boot from Windows 8, it says BOOTMGR is
missing.
Are Windows 8 and Android x86 incompatible?
Tony G.
2012-04-22 05:16:15 UTC
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I'm not 100% sure, but I know the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is not
the completed version of Windows 8, so chances are Microsoft needs to
add the files needed.
Post by Sarcasticphoenix
I am currently trying to dual boot Android x86 Tegrav2 with Windows 8
Consumer preview.
I installed Windows 8 onto one partition, and then the Android x86 on
another partition.
GRUB comes up as soon as I boot, and it gives me the choices to boot
Android RC 4.0
Android RC 4.0 Debug
Windows
However, when I try to boot from Windows 8, it says BOOTMGR is
missing.
Are Windows 8 and Android x86 incompatible?
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enrico valletta
2012-04-22 05:38:41 UTC
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is perfectly compatible.. i use on my t101mt and fine works.. only thing
that dont work is root permission in android
Post by Tony G.
I'm not 100% sure, but I know the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is not
the completed version of Windows 8, so chances are Microsoft needs to
add the files needed.
Post by Sarcasticphoenix
I am currently trying to dual boot Android x86 Tegrav2 with Windows 8
Consumer preview.
I installed Windows 8 onto one partition, and then the Android x86 on
another partition.
GRUB comes up as soon as I boot, and it gives me the choices to boot
Android RC 4.0
Android RC 4.0 Debug
Windows
However, when I try to boot from Windows 8, it says BOOTMGR is
missing.
Are Windows 8 and Android x86 incompatible?
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Daniel Grabowski
2012-04-22 10:24:08 UTC
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Yes it compatibile ;) U need to 1. install Ubuntu version then replace
and install Android on Linux (ubuntu) name partition :) Finnaly grub
shows Windows and Android ;) Well i have trinple boot ;d Windows 8 CP,
Ubuntu 11.10 and Android 4.0.3.

1. Instal Ubuntu beside Windows 8.
2. Run ur andorid iso form usb or cd.
3. Enter Install to HardDisk.
4. Select Linux (ubuntu) partition.
5. Format to ext3.
6. Create grub registry for windows.
7. Create Fake SD.
8. Reboot.
9. Enyoyn Duab Boot Windows 8 CP and Android !

Sorry- bad english d;
Hope it help ;d
tabletsx86
2012-04-22 15:10:57 UTC
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installed win8 consumer preview back around 1st of march,
on my vpad10 tablet...worked fine with dual-boot ICS...

27GB main ntfs partition win8
2GB ext3 partition android-x86 tegav2-RC1

only issue I faced was having to use gparted live to format the ext3
partition as
the formatting from ics live usb didn't do it...kept saying it was
done
but always left it as fat32...??? once formatted with gparted all was
well!!!

and this was a change from what I have had since april of 2011
timeframe..
it always was

2GB ext3
27GB main ntfs

I switched it cause no matter what I did it didn't want to
install(win8 consumer) even
though I had win8 developer preview on there with that partition
setup...

so there maybe some quirks with win8 consumer...I know on
my main PC I'm fighting the chkdsk issues others are seeing with
multiple
disk.........
Post by Sarcasticphoenix
I am currently trying to dual boot Android x86 Tegrav2 with Windows 8
Consumer preview.
I installed Windows 8 onto one partition, and then the Android x86 on
another partition.
GRUB comes up as soon as I boot, and it gives me the choices to boot
Android RC 4.0
Android RC 4.0 Debug
Windows
However, when I try to boot from Windows 8, it says BOOTMGR is
missing.
Are Windows 8 and Android x86 incompatible?
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Stefan Matthäus
2012-04-22 17:52:23 UTC
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We at the Wetab community also observe wrong repartition function of the
Android X86 installation process when installing it in dual boot with
Windows 7 or 8. Use gparted to create the partition.

Stefan
Post by tabletsx86
installed win8 consumer preview back around 1st of march,
on my vpad10 tablet...worked fine with dual-boot ICS...
27GB main ntfs partition win8
2GB ext3 partition android-x86 tegav2-RC1
only issue I faced was having to use gparted live to format the ext3
partition as
the formatting from ics live usb didn't do it...kept saying it was
done
but always left it as fat32...??? once formatted with gparted all was
well!!!
and this was a change from what I have had since april of 2011
timeframe..
it always was
2GB ext3
27GB main ntfs
I switched it cause no matter what I did it didn't want to
install(win8 consumer) even
though I had win8 developer preview on there with that partition
setup...
so there maybe some quirks with win8 consumer...I know on
my main PC I'm fighting the chkdsk issues others are seeing with
multiple
disk.........
Post by Sarcasticphoenix
I am currently trying to dual boot Android x86 Tegrav2 with Windows 8
Consumer preview.
I installed Windows 8 onto one partition, and then the Android x86 on
another partition.
GRUB comes up as soon as I boot, and it gives me the choices to boot
Android RC 4.0
Android RC 4.0 Debug
Windows
However, when I try to boot from Windows 8, it says BOOTMGR is
missing.
Are Windows 8 and Android x86 incompatible?
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Ooop Yooo
2012-04-22 20:10:24 UTC
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That's the reason I said in a previous post this should be the top ONE on
the list to be done, otherwise Android-x86 builds could only be used by
real geeks and by users with some linux/hack knowledge... ^^

This is of course just an opinion...
Post by Stefan Matthäus
We at the Wetab community also observe wrong repartition function of the
Android X86 installation process when installing it in dual boot with
Windows 7 or 8. Use gparted to create the partition.
Stefan
installed win8 consumer preview back around 1st of march,
Post by tabletsx86
on my vpad10 tablet...worked fine with dual-boot ICS...
27GB main ntfs partition win8
2GB ext3 partition android-x86 tegav2-RC1
only issue I faced was having to use gparted live to format the ext3
partition as
the formatting from ics live usb didn't do it...kept saying it was
done
but always left it as fat32...??? once formatted with gparted all was
well!!!
and this was a change from what I have had since april of 2011
timeframe..
it always was
2GB ext3
27GB main ntfs
I switched it cause no matter what I did it didn't want to
install(win8 consumer) even
though I had win8 developer preview on there with that partition
setup...
so there maybe some quirks with win8 consumer...I know on
my main PC I'm fighting the chkdsk issues others are seeing with
multiple
disk.........
Post by Sarcasticphoenix
I am currently trying to dual boot Android x86 Tegrav2 with Windows 8
Consumer preview.
I installed Windows 8 onto one partition, and then the Android x86 on
another partition.
GRUB comes up as soon as I boot, and it gives me the choices to boot
Android RC 4.0
Android RC 4.0 Debug
Windows
However, when I try to boot from Windows 8, it says BOOTMGR is
missing.
Are Windows 8 and Android x86 incompatible?
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Ryota Goto
2012-04-22 21:44:47 UTC
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Ok, thank you for the help.
I failed to install ubuntu about 3 times, so I'm not trying the ubuntu
replacement method.
I guess i need to re-burn the windows 8 iso image, since when I install
android-86 and choose to boot windows 8, it never boots with "bootmgr is
missing". Do I need to change the settings on windows 8 to actually make it
compatible with Grub?
Post by Ooop Yooo
That's the reason I said in a previous post this should be the top ONE on
the list to be done, otherwise Android-x86 builds could only be used by
real geeks and by users with some linux/hack knowledge... ^^
This is of course just an opinion...
Post by Stefan Matthäus
We at the Wetab community also observe wrong repartition function of the
Android X86 installation process when installing it in dual boot with
Windows 7 or 8. Use gparted to create the partition.
Stefan
installed win8 consumer preview back around 1st of march,
Post by tabletsx86
on my vpad10 tablet...worked fine with dual-boot ICS...
27GB main ntfs partition win8
2GB ext3 partition android-x86 tegav2-RC1
only issue I faced was having to use gparted live to format the ext3
partition as
the formatting from ics live usb didn't do it...kept saying it was
done
but always left it as fat32...??? once formatted with gparted all was
well!!!
and this was a change from what I have had since april of 2011
timeframe..
it always was
2GB ext3
27GB main ntfs
I switched it cause no matter what I did it didn't want to
install(win8 consumer) even
though I had win8 developer preview on there with that partition
setup...
so there maybe some quirks with win8 consumer...I know on
my main PC I'm fighting the chkdsk issues others are seeing with
multiple
disk.........
Post by Sarcasticphoenix
I am currently trying to dual boot Android x86 Tegrav2 with Windows 8
Consumer preview.
I installed Windows 8 onto one partition, and then the Android x86 on
another partition.
GRUB comes up as soon as I boot, and it gives me the choices to boot
Android RC 4.0
Android RC 4.0 Debug
Windows
However, when I try to boot from Windows 8, it says BOOTMGR is
missing.
Are Windows 8 and Android x86 incompatible?
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Chih-Wei Huang
2012-04-25 04:09:40 UTC
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Post by Stefan Matthäus
We at the Wetab community also observe wrong repartition function of the
Android X86 installation process when installing it in dual boot with
Windows 7 or 8. Use gparted to create the partition.
What did you mean the "repartition function"
and what's wrong with it?
How did you run it?
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enrico valletta
2012-04-25 05:47:57 UTC
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my dual boot Win8/ ICS work without ext3 partition (i use ntfs) ..work is
big word..work without possibility to install root app
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Post by Stefan Matthäus
We at the Wetab community also observe wrong repartition function of the
Android X86 installation process when installing it in dual boot with
Windows 7 or 8. Use gparted to create the partition.
What did you mean the "repartition function"
and what's wrong with it?
How did you run it?
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Ooop Yooo
2012-04-25 06:13:47 UTC
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Post by Chih-Wei Huang
Post by Stefan Matthäus
We at the Wetab community also observe wrong repartition function of the
Android X86 installation process when installing it in dual boot with
Windows 7 or 8. Use gparted to create the partition.
What did you mean the "repartition function"
and what's wrong with it?
If you try to (re) create a partition, format one (which ever type of
partition), this doesn't work or causes failure during the install process.

So "we" have to use an external tool to do the same job. Not really a
problem with people with some geek mind/linux knowledge but problematic to
the end-users...
Post by Chih-Wei Huang
How did you run it?
The "official" way described on the Android-x86 tutorial pages. ;-)
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Chih-Wei Huang
2012-04-25 07:41:41 UTC
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Post by Ooop Yooo
Post by Chih-Wei Huang
Post by Stefan Matthäus
We at the Wetab community also observe wrong repartition function of the
Android X86 installation process when installing it in dual boot with
Windows 7 or 8. Use gparted to create the partition.
What did you mean the "repartition function"
and what's wrong with it?
If you try to (re) create a partition, format one (which ever type of
partition), this doesn't work or causes failure during the install process.
So "we" have to use an external tool to do the same job. Not really a
problem with people with some geek mind/linux knowledge but problematic to
the end-users...
I seldom see such a problem.
However, it's possible under some situation,
the kernel partition table is locked
so the new created partition is not
visible to the installer.
But I cannot find the exact steps
to reproduce the problem.

If you can show the steps (including any preconditions)
to reproduce the issue, I'll take a look.
Post by Ooop Yooo
Post by Chih-Wei Huang
How did you run it?
The "official" way described on the Android-x86 tutorial pages. ;-)
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Aaron Caba
2014-05-27 20:49:51 UTC
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for me installed correct way on two different laptops 1 worked dual boot with windows. 1 bootmgr missing. after selecting windows in grub.
the problem is on a toshiba equium a100 running vista 1gb , centrino duo im going to dock my hdd and remove the files making it android only then my 2 year old has a new toy that he can play his educational games on.
Cristian Gonzalez
2014-05-28 02:57:25 UTC
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RC2 is working well on lenovo FLEX 14 the only missing thing is synaptics
NicoRuizMza
2012-04-22 16:53:31 UTC
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If u can't boot Win8, just try to upgrade to GRUB 2, because it works
without problem, I installed Ubuntu, Android-x86 and Win8 CP and boot well!
Post by Sarcasticphoenix
I am currently trying to dual boot Android x86 Tegrav2 with Windows 8
Consumer preview.
I installed Windows 8 onto one partition, and then the Android x86 on
another partition.
GRUB comes up as soon as I boot, and it gives me the choices to boot
Android RC 4.0
Android RC 4.0 Debug
Windows
However, when I try to boot from Windows 8, it says BOOTMGR is
missing.
Are Windows 8 and Android x86 incompatible?
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Ryota Goto
2012-04-23 22:32:24 UTC
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Thank you all for your help!
I followed the tip about installing Linux first, and when that failed a few
times, I formatted the partition for Android to ext3.
Then, I installed Android to the ext3 partition, and everything went fine.
I guess that formatting the partition to ext3 was the key.
Okay. As soon as I get a disk with GRUB2 to work, I will try it out.
Post by NicoRuizMza
If u can't boot Win8, just try to upgrade to GRUB 2, because it works
without problem, I installed Ubuntu, Android-x86 and Win8 CP and boot well!
Post by Sarcasticphoenix
I am currently trying to dual boot Android x86 Tegrav2 with Windows 8
Consumer preview.
I installed Windows 8 onto one partition, and then the Android x86 on
another partition.
GRUB comes up as soon as I boot, and it gives me the choices to boot
Android RC 4.0
Android RC 4.0 Debug
Windows
However, when I try to boot from Windows 8, it says BOOTMGR is
missing.
Are Windows 8 and Android x86 incompatible?
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Ryota Goto
2012-04-23 19:50:37 UTC
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Okay. As soon as I get a disk with GRUB2 to work, I will try it out.
Post by NicoRuizMza
If u can't boot Win8, just try to upgrade to GRUB 2, because it works
without problem, I installed Ubuntu, Android-x86 and Win8 CP and boot well!
Post by Sarcasticphoenix
I am currently trying to dual boot Android x86 Tegrav2 with Windows 8
Consumer preview.
I installed Windows 8 onto one partition, and then the Android x86 on
another partition.
GRUB comes up as soon as I boot, and it gives me the choices to boot
Android RC 4.0
Android RC 4.0 Debug
Windows
However, when I try to boot from Windows 8, it says BOOTMGR is
missing.
Are Windows 8 and Android x86 incompatible?
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