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  1. ROBOCRIPPLE

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    I installed Android-x86 6.0-rc1 on my ainol mini PC. For some reason, I was unable to get it to use 29-32GB of the internal storage, and I'm limited to just 3 GB, but I can plug in a USB drive and use that as internal storage, instead, though I'd prefer the former. The mini PC does have a micro SD card reader, but Android-x86 doesn't detect it.

    Also, I'm not getting any audio from it to the TV, not even through the built-in 3.5mm headphone/speaker jack.

    How can I properly install the drivers for the audio and the SD reader? I looked on the internet and couldn't find exactly what I'm looking for. The ainol mini PC has an Intel Z3735F processor.
     

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    To get it to recognize all the RAM, you'd need a 64bit version of Android-x86. What's available online from http://www.android-x86.org/ is only 32bit, and that's why it's seeing about 3GB. So I think this is something you'd have to build and compile yourself, for 64bit x86 processors. And drivers you'd have to find for the particular hardware you've got, like the sound and your SD reader. From the site, Android-x86 is built for certain laptops, like Asus and Acer, as well as a build for Oracle Virtual Box. Which presumably is what their devs are using.

    The two main resources for Android-x86 are the above website. and http://www.x86android.com/portal.php ....if you can read Chinese.

    Frankly if you're just looking for something to run Android apps and games, keep the PC as Windows and install Koplayer or Bluestacks. :thumbsupdroid:
    http://www.koplayer.com/
    http://www.bluestacks.com/
     
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    In that case... :(

    The Windows 8.1 image that I found earlier and posted in my previous topic regarding this mini PC actually does work; I've just been doing it wrong. All I had to do was to rename the USB flash drive to 'WINPE', as well as to extract all of the files into the root of the drive. Now, it's working perfectly. I had a similar issue with another tablet, a CHUWI Hi8 Pro, and thanks to some research on the Internet I was able to get Windows 10 working with the drivers for all of the hardware.

    It did have Ubuntu, previously, and now I've been having problems on it. That was why I wanted to install Android-x86 on it in the first palce.

    I have to remind myself not to install another OS into a device that doesn't really classify as a PC, such as tablets and "mini PCs". It's all about hardware compatibility... :(
     
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    Thing is, Android was always intended to be a compact mobile or embedded operating system, unlike Windows or say Ubuntu, which are general purpose desktop OSs. And include many drivers, and drivers can be installed afterwards. Ubuntu can even recompile its own kernel and kernel modules if necessary. And they're much larger than Android of course, especially Windows.

    For Android any hardware drivers must be included and configured when it's built and compiled, i.e. baked in. Which is really why ROMs for phones and tablets are nearly always device specific, including custom ROMs like CyanogenMod. Like you can't take a ROM for a Samsung S4 and install it on a Samsung S5, won't work.

    Android-x86 is a non-commercial community project, has nothing to do with Google, so the devs are only going to build for what they have or know about. And at the moment no 64bit, unless you or someone else builds it.
     
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