Almost Done My CarPC, have one issue unresolved
Well months and months ago I mentioned I was building a carpc for my senior project. My final exam is on Sept 14th and then I'm officially done school :nutz:
Well as you imagine I could not just build a carpc for my Electronic Engineering degree so I mixed it up in order to get faculty approval. I build a panel that works like a tambour on a roll top desk. I build the housing and put the touch screen inside it. The tambour is driven by a screw drive attached to a 12V motor. I build a control circuit and programed an 8051 for the brains. When I start the vehicle the screen opens when I turn it off it shuts concealing the touchpanel. I have a bypass switch along with a push button hidden in my glove box so I can have control over it. 95% of the time I probably will not use the screen but it will come it handy when parking in public places.
I installed the screen housing today in my dash. I installed an audio amp, XMDirect, inside/outside temp, I'm using iGuidance for GPS (hate my receiver though). I customized one of my favorite skins and am in the middle of creating an XM skin for it. Things are running great so far, music is pumpin and all the other stuff as well.
I have one problem remaining that I have not been able to figure out yet. Yes only one left (I think!). I am using a 1G Flash drive for my main os and gps app and am using a USB external hard drive for all my media. The problem is the external drive is not seen by my OS on boot up. I have to unplug and replug for it to recognize it. Once recognized I can warm boot the PC with no issues and the drive is seen. It is ONLY when powering up cold.
Any idea. I have an MII 12K. Any ideas would be great, I am running an nLited OS but I don't think this is causing the issue (everything else works great). Gotta be something I'm overlooking :tard: