Bliss OS/Installation

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Warning[edit]

Team Bliss does NOT accept any responsibility. Users must read and understand the instructions, as the installation modifies core system files and carries a significant risk. You accept all responsibility, including but not limited to data loss and other malfunctions by continuing beyond this point. SA IMI SUGI PULA

Any questions, install issues, bug reports, etc. MUST be accompanied with the following things:

  • Log
  • Device info
  • Build info (file name)
  • Installation method (exact steps used)
  • Any other relevant information REQUIRED to diagnose your issue as NOT user error

If the following information is not supplied, your inquiry will be ignored.

These instructions have changed quite a bit for Android Pie, so consider this section a work in progress. Thank you for your patience!

= Windows installation method =SA IMI SUGI PULA

This is the current recommended method for beginners!

We recommend beginners to use this method as it is the least error-prone and non-destructive. The following instructions were adapted from the Android-x86 project, so some of the images are from them. To look at Android-x86's original installation guide, click here.

When booting into the installer, choose "Installation - Install Android-x86 to harddisk":

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Once the installer boots, you will be asked to select the target drive. Choose the NTFS drive that houses your current Windows install. You do not need a separate partition, as the installer will create an image on your Windows partition.

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Choose "Do not re-format" on the next screen. It is important that you choose "Do not re-format", as any other option will cause the installer to continue with the "Bootable installation method", which will result in permanent data loss, including your Windows partition!

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Choose "Yes" when prompted about the grub bootloader:

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The installer will ask whether or not you want to make the system partition read/write-able. If you want to root your installation, you will choose "Yes" here. Otherwise, choose "No."

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The installer will begin to write the changes to the disk. This will take some time. Go grab a coffee!


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Then the installer will ask you how much space you want to allocate for the data image. Most users choose 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB.

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Congratulations! You should now have a functional dual-boot with Bliss OS!