11 September 2009

Android on a laptop? Yes!

Filed under: Cool Stuff

So I had an old laptop laying around. Well, to be fair, I have LOTS of old laptops laying around, I’m a tech packrat (there are two 20th century clamshell iBooks within 3 feet of me as I write this). However, this was a REALLY old laptop. It’s a Toshiba Satellite that is so old that it has a “Made for Windows98″ sticker on it. I don’t know why I have had it laying around all this time, but as with many things, it came in handy today.

I was playing with a new custom ROM on my G1 and thought to myself, “hey, I bet I can get Android running on a PC”, and low and behold, I was right. Thanks to this little article,  I had it up and running in no time. The machine in question won’t boot via USB (no surprise there), but the CD image worked just fine and now I’m up and running (it also worked great in VMWare, for those of you adventurous types w/out an old laptop laying around).

More to come, but so far, so cool!

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