How to create an Android Live virtual machine

Create a new disk

The next steps of the wizard will prompt you to create a new disk for the Androidx86 Live CD. Simply creating a new disk that is nominal in size will be sufficient. The wizard will create an 8.0 GB VMDK file, and it will be thin-provisioned by default. It won't consume much by being empty; though, if you have a wild hair, you may wish to attempt to install the Androidx86 environment on the virtual disk.


Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.