Android-x86 project is one of the new and exciting offshoot of Android platform solely developed by the community. Our Android community has contributed very heavily for the development of Android as one of the most loved platform for both users and the development community as a whole. Custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod, OmniROM, SlimRom, AOKP, Paranoid Android and many more community developed ROM's rock our beloved devices, including latest flagships to aged Legends such as HTC HD2, Motorola Defy(+). One such community developed Android ROM is the Android-x86 Project.
Android-x86 project aims porting the android experience as whole to the x86 architecture platform. This includes our laptops, desktops and x86 based tablets. Although android is a mobile platform specifically developed for phones, tablets and newly introduced wearable devices such as smart watches and Google Glass eyewear, google has not introduced the android as an operating system into the desktop-laptop segment. Google is sticking with its Chrome OS for desktops and is now trying to introduce android app to the Chrome OS. Android-x86 project patches that gap for us.
Android-x86 is like an elixer for our old desktops and laptops wiith lower capability processors and rams, such as pentium and atoms by introducing a modern OS with a lower requirement. It gives those devices a new life. But it is also not perfect yet and has many drawbacks. One such drawback is that it can't mount the internal NTFS partitions of the HDD, in case of the Multibooting Android-x86 with Windows Operating Systems. Many has tried it before but failed. Recently I came upon a chinese website which depicted a process of mounting internal ntfs partitions using a library named mount_nfsd_fuse.
1. Download the mount_nfsd_fuse file from the download link provided below or here
2. Place the the downloaded file in the /system/xbin/ folder using a root enabled file manaager, eg. ES File Explorer, Root Explorer and and change to approriate permission.
3. Open Terminal ( If no terminal app installed, download one from Google Play), and obtain Su permission.
4. Mount the NTFS partitions using the code for example :
mount_nfsd_fuse /dev/block/sda2 /storage/D
format : mount_nfsd_fuse /dev/block/(partition) /(mount point)
5. (Optional) You can automate the process of mounting on boot by adding these lines to the /etc/init.sh file.
6. You can make a Windows style My Computer Icon using ES explorer widget pointing to the mounting folder such as in my example /Storage use it as a my computer alternative for android.
NOTE : All internal HDD partitions are stored at /dev/block/ folder. And so far I have failed mounting C drive , sda1, and sda10 partitions. Feel free to poke around.
Disclaimer : I'm note the developer of this tool and i take no responsibility for any damages caused.
Download : http://www.jemshi101.tk/tools/androi..._nfsd_fuse.zip
Ref : http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2094586835