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Old 27 Sep 2008
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Originally Posted by teflon View Post
If any other piece of equipment needed this much time spent on getting it to work, it would be left behind.
I hear you. Just thinking about this gives me a headache and I don't even own one yet. Good thing is that the competition is going to catch up whether it be dell or acer and hopefully there will be a manufacturer that develops a plug and play version so that I can spend more time focussing on the more impt. things.
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Old 27 Sep 2008
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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 just installed XP on a clean laptop. No updates and no fixpacks. That's 1.62 gigs. That will include the page, (swap), file as that is allocated at startup. My page file is nearly 400 megs (default). The page file is also set to grow, dynamically, as Windows starts more programmes, Mapsource(?) so you can see that it eats disc space.

The Mapsource installation to the 4gig pen drive on E: takes about 1.83 gigs.
Mapsource installs another 55 meg into the \Garmin directory on the C: drive.

The Mapsource install would seem to le looking for the primary allocation to the default install on C:. The reason you are offered no other choices is because default install criterion cannot be met.

You need to pare down what's on the C:, enough to get that initial allocation - even though you wont use it... 'puters eh.

What to do?

At Control Panel > System > Advanced, click Settings in the “Performance” Section. On the Advanced page of the result, the current total physical size of all page files that may be in existence is shown. Make a note of these sizes so that you can restore them later.

Change the "Initial Size" to 100 megs and the Max Size" to 500megs. Click Change to make settings for the Virtual memory operation.
Click OK and reboot the system.

Try the install the the memory stick again.
It might be a little slow.
You can restore the swapfile sizes after the install if you think performance is suffering.

AFTER you have installed Mapsource to the chip, copy the contents of C:\Garmin to the x:\Garmin directory on the memory stick.
Use regedit to change ALL the entries in the registry for C:\Garmin to x:\Garmin, where x: is your chip.

Personally, I would allocate the memory stick a permanent drive letter like Z: so that it never moves. If you don't do that you must always plug the chip in in the same order... ie. at startup. If you plug another chip or device in before the "Mapsource" chip, the letter if the drive will be different to that specified in the registry.

Next, point the Mapsource icon on the desktop or startup list to the new drive letter.

Once you are happy that it runs OK, shutdown Mapsource and delete the Garmin directory on C:

Should work AOK

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Old 28 Sep 2008
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Originally Posted by BlackBeast View Post
I hear you. Just thinking about this gives me a headache and I don't even own one yet...
Even when they work right, computers just seem to eat time. Just my thoughts.
I've a feeling I'm not in Kansas anymore.

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I have an Asus 901 (linux). I chose this because of the larger disk capacity.
First thing to do is to dump the 'xandros' and install a 'proper' linux on the PC. I am using ubuntu linux, as I like the distribution and it is very simple to set up.

I have installed Wine (1.1.6) and I am running Mapsource 6.12.4 (windows version). I had no particular problems when installing.
I tried upgrading to the latest version (web update) but the software stopped working and I had to fall back.

Mail - Novell Evolution mail
Openoffice (word processing, spreadsheet, etc)
SKYPE 2 (for Linux) - a bit antiquated but funtional.
I can attach my sony camera to download and organize pictures.

Basically this set-up gives me what I need at present.
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Have an Eee 1000, WinXP, and Mapsource works fine
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As with Colebatch, my eeepc works fine with Mapsource. It's a 901 with WinXP pre-installed. I recall the o/s is on the C drive. I installed Mapsource on the D drive. I've got all other files on an 8gB SD card in the E slot and also backed up on an external USB flash drive.

Here's a pic of it in use in my tent on a Mexican beach

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solved: Mapsource on Eee

Hi there,
I have found a simple and secure and legal solution for the problem of running MapSource on a Asus Eee PC. Is decribed here ... (but in german - english follows )

Greetings from Bavaria ... Lutz
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Hp 2133

Hi There,

The EEE PC will run mapsource no problems however it is fairly slow. Personally I chose the HP 2133 as our travel laptop for two reasons. 1 the keyboard was close to full size and 2 the case is aluminium which has taken a beating and didn't break the screen etc. two separate people i met on the road had eee's with broken screens and I believe from the blog so did siberskyextreme..
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Originally Posted by jimmystewpot View Post
two separate people i met on the road had eee's with broken screens and I believe from the blog so did siberskyextreme..
Yes ... I am on my third screen now ... but finally I have learned the trick to packing so I dont damage the screen.

All the 10 inch laptops use the same screen, so the Acers and dells will have the same problem ... but I am curious to see how this Aluminium cased version works. Keep us posted.
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On my Eeepc 901 I installed Xp on the D drive, along with Mapsource. Turned off MS updates, and it worked very well - if a little slow. Easy to forget how much thinking a 900Mhz processor has to do sometimes!
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