[GUIDE] Win 95/98/XP and Linux OSs (Knoppix/Ubuntu/Redhat etc) on your Android!!!

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HDD_x8

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Works, good instructions for installation. Thanks.
Boots win95 faster than my win95 pc, a 486-dx 80Mhz.

Had too Google these instruction on how to start using things:
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Control:
- It emulate touchpad on touchscreen and left/right mouse buttons on volume
You can also click touch screen to generate mouse left button click.
- Back = BackSpace, Menu = Enter, left-upper corner click generates TAB
- left-lower corner click popups keyboard
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Installed cpu-z from HDD folder, installation worked, but cpu- wanted a newer windows...
 
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Xxul

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Can u write in PROPER english a step by step guide??

Some of us (like me) are very stupid people..

Sent from derp-mobile
 

mnomaanw

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Works, good instructions for installation. Thanks.
Boots win95 faster than my win95 pc, a 486-dx 80Mhz.

Had too Google these instruction on how to start using things:
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Control:
- It emulate touchpad on touchscreen and left/right mouse buttons on volume
You can also click touch screen to generate mouse left button click.
- Back = BackSpace, Menu = Enter, left-upper corner click generates TAB
- left-lower corner click popups keyboard
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Installed cpu-z from HDD folder, installation worked, but cpu- wanted a newer windows...
I dont know if there is an option for compatibility mode in win 95 like in XP/VISTA/7.
If there is try that.
 

HDD_x8

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I dont know if there is an option for compatibility mode in win 95 like in XP/VISTA/7.
If there is try that.

No such thing is available. Win 95 is just too old to support New apps.
Anyway, I installed the cl 5446 graphics driver 1.40 from CNET.com and got more colors and higher resolutions. Though the higher resolutions did not look good due to bad scaling.
Installed powerstrip 2.78 and tried to create a custom resolution, but that failed too.
800x480 and 960x540 did not work.

Has anyone tried qemu which is supposed to be fäster?
 

HDD_x8

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[/COLOR]Got qemu running, it feels a lot faster, but I have only opened a few Windows since i have not found out how to properly use the mouse and keyboard.
Anyways, downloaded the qemu link here, but used my previous c.img since the included one is in Russian
http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-692682.html
Supports real keyboards via usb, by making an sdl.conf file with all the settings you want.

Post mentioned that long click meny button gives you the keyboard.
No idea about right click and left click is difficult
Total commander works in qemu, powerstrip crashes. Resolution change to 800x600 works and is readable.

This qemu may be newer they also have fixes for keyboard, mouse:
http://translate.google.se/translat...a.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=201368&st=1760
 
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mnomaanw

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[/COLOR]Got qemu running, it feels a lot faster, but I have only opened a few Windows since i have not found out how to properly use the mouse and keyboard.
Anyways, downloaded the qemu link here, but used my previous c.img since the included one is in Russian
http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-692682.html
Supports real keyboards via usb, by making an sdl.conf file with all the settings you want.

Post mentioned that long click meny button gives you the keyboard.
No idea about right click and left click i sketchy.
Total commander works in qemu, powerstrip crashes. Resolution change to 800x600 works and is readable.

This qemu may be newer they also have fixes for keyboard, mouse:
http://translate.google.se/translat...a.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=201368&st=1760
I would have posted qemu but only 95 worked and 98 was so unstable/glitchy. Xp didnt worked on it
So i posted bochs.
Bochs is stable while qemu is faster.
 

HDD_x8

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I would have posted qemu but only 95 worked and 98 was so unstable/glitchy. Xp didnt worked on it
So i posted bochs.
Bochs is stable while qemu is faster.

Should have posted both, since both can run on the same c.img harddrive.
You need the speed of qemu to run any game or any heavy app, so you try it first, if it fails you try bochs, if it is fast enough to be useful.
Dont care about win 98 or 95, they are both the same and few apps/games require 98 over 95 so I stick with 95 since speed is the most important factor for emulation.
Of course XP would be nice, but with 95 We can already run most PC apps, which is insane on a phone... :)
 
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HDD_x8

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Some more useful info:

Drivers for QEMU, graphics driver is the same for Bochs:
http://www.claunia.com/qemu/drivers/index.html

From FAQ at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/QEMU
Choosing Windows version
QEMU can run any version of Windows. However, 98, Me and XP will run at quite a low speed. You should choose either Windows 95 or Windows 2000. Surprisingly, 2000 seems to run faster than 98. The fastest one is 95, which can from time to time make you forget that you are running an emulator :)
 

mnomaanw

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[/COLOR]Got qemu running, it feels a lot faster, but I have only opened a few Windows since i have not found out how to properly use the mouse and keyboard.
Anyways, downloaded the qemu link here, but used my previous c.img since the included one is in Russian
http://forum.xda-developers.com/archive/index.php/t-692682.html
Supports real keyboards via usb, by making an sdl.conf file with all the settings you want.

Post mentioned that long click meny button gives you the keyboard.
No idea about right click and left click is difficult
Total commander works in qemu, powerstrip crashes. Resolution change to 800x600 works and is readable.

This qemu may be newer they also have fixes for keyboard, mouse:
http://translate.google.se/translat...a.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=201368&st=1760
Hold menu button (the one between home and back touch sensitive keys)
to use keyboard.
 

Hugo381

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Can you run Internet Explorer and use the data from your phone to work in the OS? This would be very helpful for those of us that use Internet-Explorer-Only sites/applications for work out on the field like CSG Systems (there are alternative URLs that work but the interface is not as smooth as running IE)
 

majin_vegeta

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will this only work on the evo 3D or can it run on other phones too? Hopefully yes for the htc desire and galaxy nexus (though g nexus doesnt have the the full required buttons) :)

aside from that im amazed
good work
 

roar109

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I tried debian and redhat img's but neither of them can get keyboard work, so I stuck in the login console window.

I read in previous post that holding the menu button the keyboard show, but only it did a lot of enters. Any ideas?
 

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    Yes ! Now you can run x86 based operating systems on your ARM device. :eek:

    Now you can have full desktop windows/linux experience on your Android smartphones. :eek:

    The windows 95 works great on my EVO 3D :cool:

    Instructions :
    1.Download and install Bochs2_5_1.apk (stable but slower) or QEMU.apk (unstable but faster)

    2.Download SDL(BOCHS).zip for Bochs2_5_1.apk and SDL(QEMU).zip for QEMU.apk and extract on root of sdcard , so path should be sdcard/SDL/*.*

    3.Put a disk image of type ".img" of any operating system in SDL folder and rename it to "c.img" (tested : win 95/98/XP ----------------Linux OSs like Ubuntu/Knoppix/redhat etc can also be used)

    4.Run Bochs or LibSDL from appdrawer. Let it boot (takes a while) and enjoy.

    How to Create .IMG from .VHD disk image in Second Post

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    Instructions (BOCHS) : (i forgot to post the instructions so thanks to HDD_x8 for posting this)
    - The screen works as touchpad to control the mouse cursor and volume up/down works as left/right click.
    - You can also tap the screen to generate left click.(this does not work everytime)
    - Back = BackSpace, Menu = Enter, left-upper corner click generates TAB
    - left-lower corner click popups keyboard
    ( For a desktop like experience use this keyboard -> Hackers Keyboard )
    -Create a folder called "HDD" on the root of your SDcard and put your softwares/files or anything in there. When you boot windows, then in "My Computer" you will see "d" drive which will have the "HDD" folder contents. So you can install/use them in Windows.
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    Instructions (QEMU):
    - The screen works as touchpad to control the mouse cursor.
    - You can also tap the screen to generate left click (right click is not possible AFAIK) .
    - Back = BackSpace, Holding Menu = popups keyboard
    ( For a desktop like experience use this keyboard -> Hackers Keyboard )
    - No custom files can be used as of now, :( will find a way and post here again.
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    MHL to HDMI out tested and confirmed working ;) (thanks to HDD_x8 again.)

    Some freeware disk images can be found here or here (not sure if any of them will work as i have not tested , only win 95/98/XP are tested.)
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    yes! exactly what I want, an old out dated OS not designed for my device, sweet!

    You do realize that in a developer based forum which XDA is (or was at least) you generally do things not because you have to but rather because you can. It's a shame some people don't get that. However, there are far FAR too many people that come here seemingly because they feel this is some kind of tech support site for them instead of going to Sprint or HTC for tech support.
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    How to Create .IMG Disk Image from .VHD

    1. Download ISO Recorder
    2. Mount the VHD
    -Windows 7
    -Go to your start menu, right click on Computer, and choose 'manage'
    -On the left, click on 'Disk Management' (may take a few moments)
    -Click on 'More Actions' and choose 'Attach VHD'
    -Choose your VHD
    3. Open Windows Exporer
    4. Right click on the newly mounted VHD and select 'Create ISO Image File' and when saving, choose save as any file type.
    5. Save as c.img

    Thanks to chessmaster W/nook for posting these instructions
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    I found this somewhere on a non English site, so I translated it via google.....Much part of the guide is understandable.

    (Instructions)

    Download QEMU for companies
    Create a folder on the C drive and extract all the qemu from the archive there.

    (Go to the folder in the console)
    (hard way)
    Win XP: Start> Run> cmd
    Win 7: The push buttons Win + R, write cmd and click on OK
    Writing in the console
    Code
    cd c: \ qemu

    (easy way, but it only works on Win 7)
    Go to the folder qemu (not necessarily on drive C)
    Hold down Shift, click on the empty space of the open folder, right-click
    In the menu click on "Open Command Window"
    Create an image of your hard disk - write to the console
    Code
    qemu-img create-f raw disk.img 2000M

    (Where)
    disk.img - the name of the hard disk
    2000M - the size in megabytes (the size can be anything, if only Windows was placed, but just the 2000M).
    Create (. Iso) image c installation disk Windows XP (look in Advanced) and rename it to image.iso
    Copy it to the folder c: \ qemu
    If the c: \ qemu disk image is the image of the hard drive then run QEMU - write to the console
    Code
    qemu.exe-m 1024-boot d-cdrom image.iso-hda disk.img

    (Where)
    1024-m - amount of RAM available to QEMU
    -Boot d - to boot from cd-rom
    -Cdrom image.iso - our installation CD
    -Hda disk.img - hard disk image

    (Install windows as usual)
    Format to NTFS required (do not be lazy is a very fast)

    Creating a Windows completed.
    Disk.img take out of the c: \ qemu and copy the smart

    (Now set up the Smart)
    Download BOCHS for Android
    Download the SDL: SDL.zip (47.85 KB) Number of downloads: 240

    Installation:
    Install apk
    Unpack the archive in the SDL sdcard / SDL
    disk.img move to the sdcard / SDL

    (Edit file bochsrc.txt)
    Neither of which do not touch, but here:
    # What disk images will be used
    # Floppya: 1_44 = W98RUS.img, status = inserted
    change the name of the image as follows:
    # What disk images will be used
    # Floppya: 1_44 = disk.img, status = inserted
    and here:
    ata0-master: type = disk, path = "c.img"
    change to:
    ata0-master: type = disk, path = "disk.img"
    All store and run Bochs

    We look forward to and enjoy!
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    Instead of being a douche...I want to thank you for sharing this...I didn't know you could do this thanks :)

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