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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How to Install and Dualboot Remix OS Alongside Ubuntu

Remix OS is a beautiful android operating system. It brings the lovely android experience to your PC system. It's based on famous Androidx86 but it's fully customized. With new beta release, you don't need any tricks to install it right on your another partition of your HDD if you already run Windows OS, since the installer program for Windows is included when you download it from official website. What if you don't have Windows on your system because you are Ubuntu user? This tutorial will answer your question.

How to Install: 

  1.  Download Remix OS from official website here
  2.  Extract downloaded zip file and copy .iso file to Desktop.
  3.  On your Desktop, extract .iso file 
  4.  Open terminal, create a "remix" folder on root directory by typing this "sudo mkdir /remix" (without quote) hit enter it will prompt you to type your root password, type it then hit enter.
  5. Create "data" folder inside "remix" folder, type "sudo mkdir /remix/data"
  6. Open files manager under root privilege, on terminal type "sudo nautilus"
  7. On files manager go to Desktop directory  open extracted folder from step no.3 and copy these files: initrd.img, kernel, ramdisk.img, system.img and paste them to folder you have created on step no.4.

Now everything is set up, but how to boot it?
To boot Remix OS you have to add it to your GRUB menu. I personally use grub-customizer to add it, but the easiest way is:  
  • open terminal type "gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom"  you'll be prompted for root password (you know what to do) and you will get gedit window with some text on it. Add this code: 

menuentry 'Remix OS' --class android-x86 {
insmod part_gpt
search --file --no-floppy --set=root /remix/system.img
linux /remix/kernel root=/dev/ram0 androidboot.hardware=remix_x86_64 androidboot.selinux=permissive CMDLINE
initrd /remix/initrd.img

  • Close gedit you'll be prompt to save it or discard it. Save it. 
  • On terminal type "sudo update-grub"  again, it will ask your root password, you know what to do, right?
Remix OS is installed on your system without making new partition on your HDD and now you can reboot your system and choose remix from grub menu.

Want to see how i install Remix OS? Watch this Video: 

Post Installation:

*** no longer necessary for newer version of Remix_OS  


  1. halo bang doni, salam kenal. saya udah nonton video tutorial dan baca blog juga. bagus bang. cuma saya mau tanya apakah tutorial diatas bisa pas dilakukan pada elementary os? ditunggu pencerahannya bang doni. makasih.

    1. akhirnya saya nekat mencoba di elementary os freya, namun saya terjebak di langkah 6

      Open files manager under root privilege, on terminal type "sudo nautilus"

      hasil di terminal : "sudo: nautilus: command not found"

      mohon solusinya bang.

    2. kalo saya coba manual copas file initrd.img, kernel, ramdisk.img, system.img di folder remix, malah muncul warning ini "cannot copy ramdisk.img here" error-permission denied
      mohon bantuan bang doni.

  2. maaf sekali saya telat sekali balasnya. untuk elementary-os file manager tidak menggunakan nautilus namun menggunakan perintah sudo pantheon-files .... semoga membantu