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  • Looks like Linux is the way to go for MP3Cars

    A Linux fan friend of my heard me complain about boot up time and tipped me about this writeup. Looks way too amazing. Booting up too fast for the HD's to spin up:

    http://www.acl.lanl.gov/linuxbios/
    Car: 1995 Saab 900S 2.0 ,Sapphire GPS ,Mini-Mag WiFi antenna
    HU: Pioneer DEH-P7100R AMP: XM-4060GTX Sub: XS-L121P5
    Old car that got stolen: 1984 Nissan Cherry (Pulsar), PII-400,64MB Ram,35GB HD,Keypad,CF 634 Display

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    Interesting....Now is all that going to be free
    abcd-1
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    • #3
      It is free and open source. A community project.
      Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
      Car: 1993 Nissan Maxima, Black Emerald

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      • #4
        Linux partially on bios They say their shortest boot time is ~3 sec. It is OpenSource and Freeware, but they say their version is unstable. And a BIOS is different from board to board.. hmm.. interresting though
        Car: 1995 Saab 900S 2.0 ,Sapphire GPS ,Mini-Mag WiFi antenna
        HU: Pioneer DEH-P7100R AMP: XM-4060GTX Sub: XS-L121P5
        Old car that got stolen: 1984 Nissan Cherry (Pulsar), PII-400,64MB Ram,35GB HD,Keypad,CF 634 Display

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        • #5
          The motherboards BIOS supporting this is a bit consideration to remember..... im sure you could screw up a BIOS if you get it wrong.... really cool though...!

          I wonder if you could make a BIOS to restore a WinME hibernate session (on that has hibernated to disc), that would be a quicker boot surely than running the OS from the start.....?
          Project - GAME OVER :(

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