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    Constant Bitrate tdb30_'s Avatar
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    I need help with pycar on a test system

    I downloaded and installed the pycar iso (the f version). I'm trying to configure my os on one of the systems in my home while I await the hardware I will be running on in my car.

    The problem I am having is that I see it load the image then the screen goes blank. The cd acts like its still loading (lots of flashing and stuff from it). Is there a way to boot this on a regular system or is it made specificly for car monitors?

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    If you want to install it on a HDD here is the article on it:
    http://indashpc.org/vbullettin/viewtopic.php?t=127
    Let me know if you meant someting different.
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    From the Pycar web site:
    I'm happy to announce the PyCar 1.3.0.2 for EPIA-M.
    I beleive the important part is the last word there. The ISO currently only runs on the EPIA-M boards. Now if you do have an EPIA M board and you still cant get a display, you've been bitten by the 1.16 BIOS upgrade, flash back to 1.14 and all will be okay.

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    BTW JB, are there any news on development or even revised roadmaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by etown
    From the Pycar web site:
    I beleive the important part is the last word there. The ISO currently only runs on the EPIA-M boards. Now if you do have an EPIA M board and you still cant get a display, you've been bitten by the 1.16 BIOS upgrade, flash back to 1.14 and all will be okay.
    Doh. I'm an idiot. I guess I have to get my board before I actualy install it. I was hoping to get a jump on setting it up.

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    You could just download and install the tar file on a regular linux system. I got that working on a non-epia system.
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    Status: VM GTI sold, got out of the CarPC tinkering hobby, but I still think about getting back in.

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    Yeah, kbyrd has put very nice HOWTO here:
    Tutorial for installing pycar on Linux
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    Quote Originally Posted by LagunaICE
    BTW JB, are there any news on development or even revised roadmaps?
    Oh yeah. There are.
    Here's in short:
    1. iPod integration with many features it provides (playlists, meta db etc)
    2. Car stereo integration
    3. DVD playback

    It is been in unit testing right now, I will release a version for beta testing in mid Sep. So, stay tuned
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