Need help to install Android VM on unRAID


wayner

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I want to install and Android version as a VM on my unRAID server so that I can install the Android app for Control4 to have a way to control my Home Automation system on my PC. Note that first I tried the Android 8.0 docker container but it was so unresponsive as to be useless.

 

There appear to be a few options, like AndroidX86, PrimeOS and there may be others as well.

 

There is a thread on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/unRAID/comments/axctkh/how_to_run_android_x86_in_vm/ 

 

But that thread is over a year old and it has some instructions that I don't understand, namely:  

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Either way open a terminal and run these 2 commands. Adjusting the directory accordingly.

qemu-img convert -f vmdk /mnt/user/domains/Android/Android-x86_8.1.vmdk -O qcow2 /mnt/user/domains/Android/Android-x86_8.1.qcow2

sudo qemu-img resize /mnt/user/domains/Android/Android-x86_8.1.qcow2 +20G

Anyone have any advice on which OS to use and step by step instructions?

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