I decided to try this suggestion to install Android x86 on Virtual Box. I'm following those steps and I'm at #4. I used the android-x86-4.0-RC1-amd_brazos.iso (because I have a ThinkPad that this might be compatible with and it seemed as good as any of the other choices...)
I'm getting an endless series of errors:
.[numbers] VFS: could not find a valid v7 on sda. .[numbers] VFS: could not find a valid v7 on sda. repeating...
For storage, I made a VDI image sized at 4.0 GB (dynamically allocated) attached on SATA Port 0.
Background and more details:
I'm running Kubuntu 12.04. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.12 after adding
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian precise contrib to my sources.
EDIT: Now I'm wondering if I installed the right package. I verified that I'm running 4.1.12. But I installed it with
apt-get install virtualbox instead of the recommended
apt-get install virtualbox-4.1. I checked just now and see this:
apt-cache search virtualbox virtualbox - x86 virtualization solution - base binaries virtualbox-4.1 - Oracle VM VirtualBox
But when I run VirtualBox, I get the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager version 4.1.12, so I think I'm OK.
I did see one minor issue (possibly related to this question) when installing VB, but in my case I don't think it is actually an error at all:
* No suitable module for running kernel found [fail] invoke-rc.d: initscript virtualbox, action "restart" failed.
VirtualBox installed and seems to be running fine. I just can't get the ISO image to install. The error is as shown above.