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    Newbie agashka's Avatar
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    well, check that:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/RS232-to-3-3-5v-T...QQcmdZViewItem
    i think im gonna buy one of those, then uh, how do i do that:

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    Once you have serial setup connect it and set the baud rate to 115200

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    Sorry guys not been around alot lately as work is crippling me.

    Thanks for the pms, however I dont need to mail it out anymore as it was kindly hosted, so those looking for the WIKI and the files needed can get them here

    http://www.dynamic-i.com/carpc/MSNTV2HOWTO.zip
    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

    "If you give this man a ride sweet families will die, KILLER on the road"

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    Quote Originally Posted by agashka
    well, check that:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/RS232-to-3-3-5v-T...QQcmdZViewItem
    i think im gonna buy one of those, then uh, how do i do that:

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    Once you have serial setup connect it and set the baud rate to 115200
    IIRC you go into the properties of the serial port it is connected to and you can change the baud rate there for the port.

    could be wrong, it's been years since I messed with anything serial.
    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

    "If you give this man a ride sweet families will die, KILLER on the road"

    http://www.fruitsim.com/killer.jpg

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    Yeah I was right.
    So, right click my computer, go to properties and device manager.

    Then click the + on your Ports (COM & LPT) and where you see com port 1 (not LPT) right click it and go to properties.

    Default on mine is 9600 baud (under port settings) as you can see in the pic you can drop that down and change it to whatever you like
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    So guys, do you think this will help me score with chicks?

    "If you give this man a ride sweet families will die, KILLER on the road"

    http://www.fruitsim.com/killer.jpg

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    ya thanks man now i just need to order a IDE-to-USB and a cardreader. Then mess out with partitions +_+

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    Just got my card reader and now I need to get another CF card. I'm going to try one that's larger than original but copy the original partition structure over to it and see what happens. Hopefully I can go with the last partition being larger and then put the new and improved file system on there.

    Still debating whether I want to turn it into a Myth frontend or a NAS.

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    new to msntv2 hacking

    is this actually useable for a linux pc?what distro does it run?i havent seen much updated with the msntv2 hacking lately.i would be happy to just add a hd if i could and run it from my tv in my house. nice for internet browsing.

    also,here is another forum i found about msntv2. http://www.smittys.pointclark.net/rm4100/index.php

    i dont believe it has been updated for awhile,but,maybe we can get this project back up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevincad
    nice for internet browsing.
    There i dont really agree since the msntv2 have only composite or svideo, witch kills the quality, meaning text is not THAT easy to read.A 1080p 52" tv might help, not sure :P

    im not registred to the forum, so i cant post, but you cant solder a Hdd there.... only use a USB hdd.
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    Some people have soldered the IDE header to the board and it's functioning. The board apparently has a two channel controller so it will support another drive. I'm not sure if they are following naming convention and if the board has one controller that supports a master and slave, or if the board has two controllers that support master/slave on each. My guess (again, based on what others are telling me) is that there's one controller that supports master (the current CF card) and slave (whatever drive you plug into the header).

    The VGA header doesn't work because it's missing some resistors and capacitors that would need to be added.

    There are also bios issues to finish working out. The current bios is set to boot the windows ce image off of the card. There is a modified bios out there some where that tells it to boot the linux kernel off of one of the partitions.

    This is about all that I know about the device so far.

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    i have another question,if any knows.how would i go about extracting the bios and editing it so i can make it so it will just boot from the hd first?anyone tried that yet?as far as the onboard video and soldering resistors,anyone have a clue how to fix that?

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