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Thanks for that...where/how do I get easygps??
Use your favourite search engine to find the free download.
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Right. I`ve now got an EEE and a 4GB memory stick on order.
I`m going to copy the whole Mapsource DVD onto the memory stick, plug it in and go from there....I`ll let you know how I get on.........
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I`m going to copy the whole Mapsource DVD onto the memory stick, plug it in and go from there....I`ll let you know how I get on.........
You should INSTALL Mapsource and the maps you want to the stick. Just copying is not good enough because that pile of crap known as the registry, has to know where stuff is located.

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Update; Mapsource is still not working. Everything else is great. Just can`t seem to get Mapsource on there. Seems the windows XP version is cut down slightly and causes problems. Something about file swopping???
My computer guru is on the case. I`ll keep you posted.
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Yes, please keep us updated as I am considering between the asus and the acer aspire one. So any insight once you have mapsource will be enlightening.
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This is what I have tried so far;

I`ve attached an external CD drive with the Mapsource CD inserted.

I`ve attached a 4gb Memory stick.

The plan was to install the Mapsource stuff onto the memory stick.

No luck. The only option available is to store it on the C: drive which is not big enough (I have the 4gb version with Windows XP installed)

Because there is not enough room, that is as far as I get. It would be nice to install all the Registy files etc onto the C: drive and the rest onto the Memory stick, but I don`t think this is possible.

Does anyone know if it would run from the 12gb or 20gb version??

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I've always installed MS on drives other than C:, but have never tried a removable drive.
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Maybe you can use this information.
When you install the map Malxx, this is (amongst other things ) written into registry:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Garmin\MapSource\Produ cts\Malxx]
"LOC"="C:\\Garmin"
"BMAP"="C:\\Garmin\\Malxx.img"
"TDB"="C:\\Garmin\\Malxx.tdb"

The maps are the .img files. If you somehow can install your map with only a few .img files on the C drive, I'm sure you can edit the statement
"BMAP"="C:\\Garmin\\Malxx.img" in registry, to
"BMAP"="D:\\Garmin\\Malxx.img"
and then copy all your .img file to the D destination. Then mapsource should work and all the big files (.img) is placed on D drive.

Use the search command in regedit to find the loaction in registry
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I can`t install anything. That`s the problem. It says right at the start there is not enough room on the C: drive and that`s it...installation stops.

I have another cunning plan involving a "portable" hard drive

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Garmin Map Source On A Thumb Drive - ADVrider

Asus Eee PC and Garmin Mapsource - ADVrider - that refres to he EeePC blog has a lot of useful info. The Forum was especially helpful with info about installing Windows. EeeUser.com » ASUS Eee PC 701, 900, 901, 1000 Blog Forum Wiki Community
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OK...I`ve got it working. I installed the Mapsourse stuff onto a portable hard drive "External (H)"

Seems to work fine.

Just need to see if I can now copy the files from there onto an SD card and boot from that??

I`ll keep you posted.

No....didn`t work ;-(

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what model of the asus are you using?
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I have the smallest. THe 701 with a 4gb hard drive. Windows XP loaded on so not much room left on the C: drive.
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OK final sitrep. It`s all up and running, but I need a "portable hard drive" to boot from. There is a cheat on the Asus users forum where you change the registry and trick the machine into treating the SD card as a hard drive. Problem is that this is a permanent fix and I will lose my SD card ability. Not made my mind up yet about what to do??

Keep the SD card but use a seperate hard drive or Lose the SD card and use it as a hard drive??
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