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Windows 7: Android x86 in VMware Player - no network


03 Feb 2014   #1
whs
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Android x86 in VMware Player - no network

I installed Android in VMware Player. Works quite well but I cannot get a network connection. I don't have that problem with my other 6 Linux and Windows virtual systems.

Anybody know how to get the network connection going because Android without the connection is really dull. Also how to get a bigger screen. There is nothing of the kind in Settings.


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03 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Just googling - "Android x86 in VMware Player" comes up with links for networking not working. Have you tried all the suggestions there?

Here's a couple for example - How to install and run Android VM on VMware Player - Linux FAQ

Running Android x86 on VMware player with networking enabled | The skiing cube
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03 Feb 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks, I have not, but I will now.
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04 Feb 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Made some progress. Thanks again Aaron.
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08 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

May i ask how you got it installed in there?

Sounds like fun I love android. Was it jellybean or kitkat?
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08 Feb 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It was Android 4.2 X86. Got it to work in VMware Player. But then I had a problem on reboot. It is supposed to work better in Virtual Box but I have not tried that yet. Installation is as usual but for the internet you have to modify the .vmx file (in WMware Player version).

How to install and run Android VM on VMware Player - Linux FAQ
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08 Feb 2014   #7

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs
It is supposed tto work better in Virtual Box
I just used this guide and it works great,

The Complete Guide to Run Android 4.3 in VirtualBox - Make Tech Easier


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08 Feb 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Derek. If I can't do any better in VMware Player, I will try that. In VMware player it worked well too, there was just a problem with the reboot. But I think I know now how to fix that - maybe. I first have to make a new installation.
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08 Feb 2014   #9

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You're welcome, I was just playing around to see how easy the network setup was, no modifying of files needed in that guide.
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08 Feb 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, I saw that. It is an advantage although the modification was a 2 minute job. No big deal and it worked well. I used vBox for years and I always had little gremlins with it. That's why I prefer VMware Player that never gave me any problems.
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