Complete idiots guide to virtualize Android with bhyve
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Wed Aug 5 07:45:11 UTC 2020
On dc., ag. 05 2020, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> Dear kind FreeBSD users,
> I have seen some sites where it is mentioned that we can run
> Android with
> bhve on FreeBSD.
> But I cannot follow which commands to use or where to get
> Android sources.
> Is there a complete idiots guide somewhere so I can follow step
> by step. I
> have experience with virtualbox and VMware but on Linux. I
> would like to
With the Caveat that you should think about whether or not this is
the approach you want to take, what you are asking is indeed
doable and there are valid use-cases to running Android in a VM.
I guess there is no complete step by step guide because there are
many ways to do it and it depends a bit on your needs.
The general guide would be something like:
1. Get an ISO from the Android-x86 project
https://www.android-x86.org/releases (not aware of other
installation methods atm)
2. Use that ISO to install the OS under bhyve (using the UEFI
It's a tad more complex than that because you'll have to make sure
that networking is properly setup and that the screen is made
available over VNC; that's where any general step-by-step bhyve
guide will help.
There are helpers like vm-bhyve, depending on how you approach
things you can use either.
See, e.g.: https://github.com/churchers/vm-bhyve/ and
https://wiki.freebsd.org/bhyve/ which might bring you a tad
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