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Mapsource on an Asus EEE????

Anyone got it to work yet??

I`ve read lots of good stuff about the Asus EEE laptop. I`m close to getting one, purely to use with Mapsource maps and the Garmin Zumo.

Has anyone got Mapsource up and running on an EEE yet??

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i say forget it

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I’ve got MapSource with a Zumo, I also know a bit about Linux. MapSource was compiled for an IBM PC running windows. Some people will say install windows emulation software such as Wine or Crossover Office on the Linux box, I say, forget it. MapSource is far to complex for emulation software you’ll need a version ported to Linux, I doubt if they’ll ever do it.

While I type this I’m thinking, I am sure I saw a eee PC or something like it running windows the last time I was in staples? I might be wrong
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There is a Windows version available. That`s the one I was on about.....
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Yes, I met a dutch rider a couple of weeks ago who was on his way south from Alaska and he mentioned that was running it on his new Asus. I didn't actually see it on action though.
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Thumbs up Works Fine!

Mapsource works fine on the Asus Eee 900 with windows BUT you must install it to another drive besides the C: drive if you are also installing a City Nav version (and who wouldn't) as they are over 1 gig. I have it all on my D: drive including Worldmap, City Nav Australia, Tracks 4 Australia, and Shonky Maps. There is a lot of information in other threads as well. Good Luck.
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Mapsource works fine on the Asus Eee 900 with windows BUT you must install it to another drive besides the C: drive if you are also installing a City Nav version (and who wouldn't) as they are over 1 gig. I have it all on my D: drive including Worldmap, City Nav Australia, Tracks 4 Australia, and Shonky Maps. There is a lot of information in other threads as well. Good Luck.
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Would you care to elaborate on that ?

Why is it neccessary with 2 drives ?

Did you partition the flash drive in to 2 drives ?

"City Nav" is that Garmin City Navigator ?

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Cool More on Mapsource.

The Asus Eee900 (Windows XP) comes with two installed flash drives. The c: (boot) drive is 4 gigs. The d: is 8 gigs. The d: has some applications pre-installed also (Works, etc). Out of the box Windows xp takes up a bit over 2 gigs on the c: drive. There are a couple of things that I installed that I thought really ought to be on the c: drive (anti virus, etc.) and had only about 1.5 gigs left on the c: when all done. Mapsource with City Navigator takes just over 1 gig. That is too close especially if you want some additional maps like I did. It was either the d: with about 7.5 gigs available or the on the 16 gig sd card that I bought and installed in the available port. You could also get a 32 gig card if you wanted for that port but they are still fairly expensive. There are a LOT more knowledgeable folks here than me but I am happy with the 900 and it is working fine for me with mapsource and a LOT of maps. Leaving for Australia on the 28th. Is that the info you were looking for??
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To calarify

City Navigator is Garmins map data .. and it comes in
Different countries (Nothre America?, Europe, Australia)
Different configurations( NT and non NT)
different versions (basically yrearly upgrades to newer roads .. etc)

So when some one says 'City Nav takes 1Gb' you'd better be aware that is for one country/area configuration and version. I belive the present Europe version is over 2Gb. Australia is 0.2 Gb ... IIRC. And some people include the mapsource progam inside the map data requirements .. I don't.

I've no idea how much space all my maps take! Well over 10 sets... some are small .. some are larger .. most of the 'free' ones are less than 0.2Gb.
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Oziexplorer - to take in paper maps (no linux version)
cpsMapeditor - to take in oziexplorer files (?)
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Mapsource to upload maps, transfer routes and waypoints (no linux version)
A word processor - to write stuff
A photo editor (Infraview + gimp)
A spread sheet to do finaces
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Is that the info you were looking for??
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Yes exactly, thank you.
I wasn't aware that the Asus comes with preinstalled D drive. I don't have any yet, I'm waiting for the 901.
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I bought the EEE 901 with Windows XP because it seems that so far no one can get Mapsource to run under Linux even with the latest emulation software.

The 901 has two internal SSD devices, one 4GB (C has windows XP installed on it and the other (d is 12GB and you can use for pretty well anything you like. The 4GB SSD is higher performance than the 12 GB one. I have then installed a 16GB SDHC card in the available slot so I have mapsource installed on the D: drive and still have lots of room for data.

The 901 is a pretty decent bit of kit for its price but it is very slow! I've been using it on bike trips for a few weeks and so far I like it!

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Could I copy Mapsource to a Memory Stick and just asttach it to a USB port when I needed to use it??
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No, Mapsource must be installed and makes extensive use of the registry. But you can do this:

Carry map installation and mapsource files on CD or stick and install on any PC whenever you need to upload maps. You don't need to do this very often.

Install EasyGPS on a stick to manage tracks and waypoints. This WILL run straight off a stick.
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Thanks for that...where/how do I get easygps??
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I’ve got MapSource with a Zumo, I also know a bit about Linux. MapSource was compiled for an IBM PC running windows. Some people will say install windows emulation software such as Wine or Crossover Office on the Linux box, I say, forget it.
This guy claims to have done it:
Jörgs Linux Pages: GPS Software

Wonder if it would work with the 50meg DSL disribution... would be

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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to complicated for me. I`ll stick with the Windows version once someone tells me how to get it on the damn thing in the first place ;-)
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