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    so can i put os on the compact flash im gonna use 98lite and can i lock it
    so i can just shut the comp off

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    If you wanna do that, I think you would be better off with some kind of read-only linux installation. Windows isn't really meant to run that way. Though I've seen it done before I think... I'll check around.
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    i don't know about using CF as your boot drive...so I won't comment on that.
    However, my old carpc was only a little faster than yours is and I had no problems running any of the frontend programs that are offered here....albeit, some of their functions took a little bit longer than my new computer. I didn't underclock my computer, and (knock on wood) I haven't had any problems thus far. Now I have a 1.2 Ghz Celeron in my car and I like it a lot more...boots faster, shuts down faster, and it plays DVD and DivX better than my old pc. I simply let my computer hibernate each time I get out of the car...heck it only takes 15 seconds to hibernate now..I can wait that long before turning off my car. It's always an idea - I haven't had any problems with hibernating, yet.

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    where can i get a read only linix and what mp3 program will support a lcd screne?

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    btw its a 4x20

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    here are my thoughts

    don't mess with cf drives, the flash ones have a limited number of write cycles, this is why people say okay use them R/O, but then in general you will need to either relocate your swap file (virtual memory or page file whatever you want to call it) to a different disk ... or turn it off, which you would probably need more ram. the micro drives ... the only thing that makes these differnet than normal hdds is that they are smaller. many people seem to have issuse running windows on them. linux ... if you are going to try linux try it on a desktop first installing it normally. in general linux won't just install like windows does, you really need to know what you are doing.

    if i were you i would look into using good old dos 6.22. dos will pretty much fit into your ram once its booted and the only thing the disk would be used for is reading mp3s or what not. another nice thing about this is that many people have projects which incorporate 4X20 displays. i would check out mpxf based upon the player mpxplay, and i thought that somewhere in here someone wrote a menu driven front end using mpg123 ... could be wrong though

    do some 'ing and some 'ing and i think you will get alot of your answers
    don't worry i know i usually don't make much sense

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    I don't know about that man, simpletech makes some solid state IDE drives, that work just fine, if you're gonna pay the bucks. Same with the diskonmodule products. They work fine. I'll try one and give you guys a first hand account instead of hearsay.
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    Ok, got one coming. It's an 800mb simpletech drive. I'll get it loaded and tell you all what's up. Should have it by wed or thurs.
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