Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Install Android-x86 Remix OS on partitioned EXT4, EXT3 Hard Drive

Dual Boot and run RemixOS on EXT4, EXT3, vFAT, etc...
RemixOS has updated, and it is now easier to dual boot and run Remix without having to install.   Partition and run Remix with as much hard drive space as you wish
Things needed:

  1. Xubuntu 16.04 - Burn to CD
  2. RemixOS - Save to a safe location

STEP #1 - Partioning

  • Boot Xubuntu from CD
  • Open Terminal and run command: sudo gparted
  • Select the larger partition size, right click and resize to the size of your choice.
  • Right Click the new size and format to EXT3, EXT4, vFAT, etc..

STEP #2 - Setting Up RemixOS 

  • Reboot computer to main operating system
  • Create a folder on the new partition called RemixOS
  • Double click the RemixOS ISO
  • Extract entire contents of RemixOS ISO to the partition that was setup in STEP #1

STEP #3 - Setting up Menu Entry

  • In terminal enter the following command: sudo nano /etc/grub.d/40_custom
  • Add the following at the bottom of the file: 
menuentry 'Remix OS' --class android-x86 {set root='(hd0,1)'        linux /RemixOS/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive quiet SERIAL=random logo.showlogo=1 DATA= /RemixOS/data=1        initrd /RemixOS/initrd.img}
  • Press CTRL+X say y for yes to save and enter
  • In terminal enter: sudo update-grub 

Reboot your computer, select RemixOS in the new menu entry and enjoy!

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