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    HP T5000 thin client conversion to car pc :)

    Hey Guys,

    I have an old HP T5000 thin client, which is loaded with an HP Remote logon software - I have managed to get it loading a linux install from a USB stick, and was looking at different front ends I could run, if only centrafuse was linux based

    Anyway, at the moment the machine has a 44pin connection on the board with a 64MB flash card installed - I'm planning on removing this, and buying a 44pin CF card converter, then getting a 64GB cf card, installing linux to the card, and then getting everything else working, however I'm in a bit of a tiz over what type of CF card to get - I've heard and read lots of things - some say that you only need a 4GB sandisk extreme III card to boot from, then install a USB HDD for music etc....

    What do you think would be the ideal? My current win7 Centrafuse system only has about 12GB of music on it, so I'm guessing I could go for 16GB CF card, but what do I need to look for when it comes to speed and quality etc - or is a CF card the wrong option - should I just install a laptop HDD in to and run it like that?

    Any clues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmguk View Post
    if only centrafuse was linux based
    There is a Linux version of CF.

    Quote Originally Posted by wmguk View Post
    Anyway, at the moment the machine has a 44pin connection on the board with a 64MB flash card installed - I'm planning on removing this, and buying a 44pin CF card converter, then getting a 64GB cf card, installing linux to the card, and then getting everything else working, however I'm in a bit of a tiz over what type of CF card to get - I've heard and read lots of things - some say that you only need a 4GB sandisk extreme III card to boot from, then install a USB HDD for music etc....

    What do you think would be the ideal? My current win7 Centrafuse system only has about 12GB of music on it, so I'm guessing I could go for 16GB CF card, but what do I need to look for when it comes to speed and quality etc - or is a CF card the wrong option - should I just install a laptop HDD in to and run it like that?

    Any clues?
    I would say that a CF card is fine for a basic system, but it wont be fast, most SD cards have a read speed of less than 30MB/s. While a SSD can have read speeds upwards of 500MB/s. I would not recommend using a SD card to boot from, as it can take a long time to boot.
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    I did have a quick look at CF, but there is very very limited fuctionality from what I can see at the moment as its only a beta still, I have 2 choices, I install a normal laptop HDD (44 pin) - then attempt to install a stripped down win XP pro, then run CF for windows should be much easier to get all the drivers etc working - or Install linux on the hard drive, and CF linux beta installed too, but possibly have trouble with drivers....

    I actually have winxp trying to run installer from a usb but its not having it

    hmmmm

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    Have a look on the CF forums and see what they have to say about the Linux version. If you can find a SSD with the 44-pin connector that should be able to get you up and running with Windows. Windows dose not like it when you try to install to a USB device, but it can be done (link).
    Enter the LOTUS...
    (more info here)


    Pre-build thread


    Planning: ::::::::::::
    Parts: ::::::::::::
    Build: ::::::::::::
    Test: ::::::::::::
    Install: ::::::::::::

    Oh, yeah, and build the car... ::::::::::::

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    Some info I found yesterday, while looking into the same thing!

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    I have done windows install on CF cards using an external usb cdrom for the source. Less of a headache. Then I recommend using an external drive for storage. Good Luck

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    I've got one of the T5000 units to play with recently and was intrigued to give it a shot, mine is a T5530 to be exact, the specs are fairly low with only a VIA Eden 800mhz with a paltry 128mb 'fixed' (soldered) RAM and WinCE6. I am planning to get an IDE CF adapter in it and see how well it copes with a very cut-down (nLite) version of XP and Centrafuse, I'm hoping with some drastic OS tweaks and all the useless rubbish that's included with Windows removed, it will run fairly well even on that hardware. I'm particularly keen as it's small, low-powered and has no moving parts so I think it would be great for a Car PC.

    Will use something like this for the OS drive as it has got the 44pin IDE header inside http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/270974428313
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