Yes, I followed the general steps in that guide to install Android to disk in VirtualBox, until I ran into a roadblock: the iso images on that site only work with wireless connections. If - like mine - your PC has a wired ethernet connection then you'll need one of the patched isos with ethernet support; I got mine here
(get the android-x86-vm-20120130.iso.gz file listed under UPDATE). In either case you'll need a DHCP server somewhere in your LAN. I didn't have one, so I enabled the built-in DHCP server in my router.
Besides the networking issue, there's also the issue with many Android apps (e.g. Words With Friends) wanting to be run in portrait mode (like on a phone) instead of landscape mode. So unless you like tilting your head 90 degrees all the time, you'll have to deal with that as well. I found a solution here
. It seems the default display is a (landscape) 4:3 aspect ratio at 240dpi, you'll want to make that a (portrait) 3:4 aspect ratio at about 120dpi. I called my VM "Android" and ran this command (before running VirtualBox):
vboxmanage setextradata "Android" "CustomVideoMode1" "750x1000x16"
Then in the Android boot menu I added "DPI=120 vga=ask" to the kernel parameters, and selected the 750x1000x16 mode when prompted. Later you can permanently add those parameters in GRUB as described in the above link. You can play around with adding more custom video modes to find one that suits your setup. You may want to go to the Settings app and select eth0 as the ethernet device before
changing the video mode; for some reason the Settings app sometimes won't open when using the custom video mode.
It took me a while to figure all this out but now it's working great and I'm enjoying playing with Android.