I just wanted to post an update of the progress thus far of my carpc installation.
So far I have installed the motherboard, 1GB RAM, 500 GB WD Sata drive, and have a Sony DVD/RW hooked up right now for installation purposes. My plan is to put my OS on my 4gb SanDisk CF Ultra II card but right now I am kicking myself in the butt for ordering the male cf to ide converter which doesn't need the ide cable it just plugs right into the ide slot which is kind of a pain. The main problem is with my mobo only having one ide slot and the cf to ide adapter can only plug directly into the slot it keeps me from having the DVD/RW installed along with the cf to ide adapter.
The only problem I have run into is my xenarc screen isn't getting any video right now. It powers up and just shows the screen (nothing displays) at first it was cutting off but I was told by blk02si that it does that when it doesn't get any video signal. Now when I plug it in it stays on which leads me to believe that it is getting a signal but just not displaying anything.
So in the mean time I have just been fooling around with my OS that I installed on the 500 GB Sata drive trying to get it as small as possible because I'd like to fit the OS and all of the RR maps on my CF.
I'll be posting pics later. If anyone has any suggestions please post a reply maybe I am not thinking of something that could possibly help me out.