Okay, so with my old laptop, I struggled to get pretty much any rom working 100% that was also compatible with many games (Samsung NP365E5C). And that's with Prime OS, plain old Androidx86, and Bliss Os.
I started looking around with buying a cheap newer laptop and found this Asus BR1100CKA-YS02 11.6" for $30 as an open box purchase from my local Microcenter. It was so cheap as an open box that it was worth buying period. I spent like $50 total and walked out with the laptop (brand new condition with charger), two 16GB flash drives, and a wireless mouse.
I spent freaking forever trying to get it to install any version of Androidx86 and I had the same issue every single time: when selecting "install" from the boot options or "auto install to specified hard disk", it always went to a black screen and did nothing after. Secure boot off. No VMD options in BIOS. Tried from older to newer releases of each flavor of Androidx86 and the same issue. Eventually I discovered Advanced Android Installer. I tried that with many different versions as well. Latest builds 14.10 and 15.8.4 failed after copying system.sfs but older builds would finish. They would boot but with errors and then I'd get a distorted display or it would just freeze at the boot logo. Tried setting different debugging options but no difference.
Eventually I found someone on advanced Android installer forums who said they had success by formatting the partition with the advanced installer disk tool, mounting the disk, extracting the files from the iso of your choice to the root of the ext4 partition, creating a new folder in the root of the ext4 partition called "data", adding a grub bootloader option for Android and clicking the kernal button and pointing it to the kernal file in the root of the ext4 partition, and then reboot and select the Android OS option from the grub bootloader. I did exactly that and I finally got something to work. I went straight to trying 15.8.4 and it's working beautifully.
Here's the link to the original post I found that helped me:
I also have the same issue as "madlonewolf" (11th gen i7), disabling Secure Boot will not fix loading into installation, instead I have to extract all files from the Blissos iso onto an ext4 partition and use grub2win bootloader in order to get a boot. After testing many android x86 iso's on...
Bluetooth, wifi, PS4 gamepad, wireless mouse, Play store, keyboard shortcuts for screen brightness and volume, etc. I need to play around more with understanding the differences/configuring of taskbar/quick home/smart dock because it's kind of throwing me off. Seems redundant in some ways but I'm sure I'm just not setting it up correctly. I don't want to tinker to much more because I have a larger SSD on the way now so I'm waiting to upgrade first and reinstall everything.
I can tell you that Google Play works and I've played Dead Trigger 2 flawlessly with a PS4 controller, PubG but I didn't tinker much because I found it doesn't support a gamepad and I didn't feel like mapping anything, and I've also used Dolphin Emulator to play Super Mario Sunshine with the mapped PS4 controller and that worked absolutely beautifully.
Thank you devs for all your hard work and continued support.
Here's a video of me playing Super Mario Sunshine on Dolphin Emulator: