Installing Android 2.2 on Hyper-V

This is a post that describes how to install Android 2.2 in Hyper-V.  While Android is designed for smart phones – there are a number of ports out there for running on standard computers.

Today I am going to show you how to get Android 2.2 running in a Hyper-V virtual machine.  It is an older version of Android – but it is also the easiest version to get working well inside of Hyper-V.

To start with you are going to need to get the x86 install media for Android 2.2.  You can download this from here:

Next you are going to want to create a virtual machine with:

  • 1 virtual processor
  • A legacy network adapter
  • A blank 16GB virtual hard disk

Then connect the ISO file to the DVD-ROM drive of the virtual machine and boot it up.  You should soon see a boot menu where you can select Installation – Install Android-x86 to harddisk:


(You can use the Live CD options – but I prefer to have a real install).

At this point you will get dumped into text mode to do some partitioning.  First select to Create / Modify partitions


This will take you to the partitioning tool:


Here you will need to:

  • Select New
  • Select Primary
  • Accept the default partition size that the tool offers
  • Select Bootable
  • Select Write and type in yes
  • Select Quit

Now you will have a new partition that you can select for the installation

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