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    Lightbulb bootable front end

    hello all. I`m new here. Sorry if i posted in a wrong thread but i didnt know where.


    This is my question :

    I have e epia m motherbord with 512 ddram and a 7" touchscreen k301 i think I want to know if there is a front end pc software that does not require windows and should boot from cd .. I just want to have play music and play dvd divx etc maybe navigation .

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    and one more question. 2 Why sometimes my touchscreen decalibrates? For ex now i calbrate and if i turn of an on for a few hours than when i press it gows to start menu . Should i use a stylus for calibration ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex_z0ne View Post
    I have e epia m motherbord with 512 ddram and a 7" touchscreen k301 i think I want to know if there is a front end pc software that does not require windows and should boot from cd .. I just want to have play music and play dvd divx etc maybe navigation .
    No, there are no front-ends that don't require Windoze (or some other OS).

    I know there are ways to use HORM (Hibernate Once/resume Many) to boot up the same time, every time. This could possibly be applied to a Windows installation, if configured correctly, to boot from CD. It would be similar to the way some users boot from a CF card, I'd think.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    No, there are no front-ends that don't require Windoze (or some other OS).

    I know there are ways to use HORM (Hibernate Once/resume Many) to boot up the same time, every time. This could possibly be applied to a Windows installation, if configured correctly, to boot from CD. It would be similar to the way some users boot from a CF card, I'd think.
    well i found something interesting for via epia m . Pycar bots from Cd an no Os... is that real ?
    vw golf 4 Tdi with Recaro seats Clear look and :
    Via Epia M with 512 ddr and a 40gb hdd.
    7" touchscreen k301
    Digital Dash 5.0
    Romania :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex_z0ne View Post
    well i found something interesting for via epia m . Pycar bots from Cd an no Os... is that real ?
    http://www.pymedia.org/pycar/features.html

    "* Available in precompiled form on Windows and as bootable image on Linux "

    Both Windows and Linux are operating systems ya know.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
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    http://indashpc.org/new/software/pycar-ds1.html

    well look here no Os require it says ...
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    7" touchscreen k301
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    no os required to boot, but inside the cd it uses an os as base to boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Injector View Post
    no os required to boot, but inside the cd it uses an os as base to boot

    Linux is on the cd, this frontend does require an os, it just happens to be on the cd, so no additional os required.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    jup.

    I think any of the linux live distros with a an added linux frontend would work. But boot times would be horrible!

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    the last thing that used a direct boot that I can remember, was a game called Commanche, a helicopter game. It ran directly and was ultra fast, for the time (years ago).

    Would be nice to have car specific os, but it's just not realistic, with all the OS's out there. Windows CE is a nice candidate for carpc's, but it's an os that has to be built with a specific set of drivers, and I've not seen it run on an x86 platform yet, though it is perfectly possible.

    that's my brain fart on the matter!

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