2009-07-23

LiveAndroid 0.2 network eth0 in VMWare Workstation

To enable LiveAndroid 0.2 networking in VMWare Workstation 6.5:


  1. Boot the LiveAndroid VM

  2. Hit Alt-F1 to switch to the root console.

  3. mkdir /data/misc/dhcp

  4. Stop the VM, and "Close" the VM in VMWare Workstation (or Exit VMWare Workstation)

  5. Edit your VM's .vmx file so the "ethernet0.virtualDev" line reads: ethernet0.virtualDev = "vlance"

  6. Open the .vmx file (launch the VM in VMWare)

  7. Set the VM to have at least 384MB RAM

  8. Start the VM; you're networked.

8 comments:

  1. any idea on how to make it work on Microsoft's VM? I looked for the line but no luck, any suggestions/help would be HIGHLY appreciated!!!

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  2. Thanks so much - great note - worked like a charm :-)

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  3. You're a true life saver!!
    I love you :P

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  4. I love you man !
    it's awesome ^^

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  5. i am using android 3.2 RC2 and it does not work

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  6. Please if u can tell how wlan can work on vmware

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  7. Any idea to get it work on parallel desktop, please....

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  8. but I'd like to say that this article really forced me to do so. Really nice post!
    Networking Basics

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