Howto install Android X86 RPM images

The RPM files allows Linux users to easily install the release into an existing Linux device with a standalone ext4 root partition. On an rpm based device (Fedora/Red Hat/CentOS/SUSE), just install it like a normal rpm package:
$ sudo rpm -ivh android-x86-6.0-r3.x86_64.rpm

On a deb based device (Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint), please use the alien tool to install it:
$ sudo apt install alien
$ sudo alien -ci android-x86-6.0-r3.x86_64.rpm

All files will be installed to the /android-6.0-r3/ subdirectory and a boot entry will be added to grub2 menu. Reboot and choose android-x86 item from the menu to enter the system. Alternatively, you can launch Android-x86 in a QEMU virtual machine by the qemu-android script:
$ sudo qemu-android

Note Android-x86 running in QEMU and the real machine (after rebooting) shares the same data sub-folder. To uninstall it:
$ sudo rpm -e android-x86

To use an ISO file, Linux users could just dump the it into a usb drive to create a bootable usb stick like
$ dd if=android-x86-6.0-r3.iso of=/dev/sdX
where /dev/sdX is the device name of your usb drive.



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