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    Low Bitrate jospfh's Avatar
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    Yes, that's why i sugest do an install and then copy only the needed parts to a seperateparition. that partition will contain your stripped linux.

    Good luck!

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    I am using linux, it's a fairly standard (for me) install of 7.0, I kept it standard as I want to be able to recompile my software on the box. It take about 250-300 mb in total (I think).

    I wrote custom software using the xaudio linux sdk, it plays mp3's, interfaces using the parallel port (custom buttons and a parallel port Noritake VFD), it also can control the Express FM radio card I have in there. Soon it will have rudimentary gps abilities.

    It intercedes the boot process and gets to playing after 20-30 seconds.

    Copying music onto the system is another deal and I haven't figured out how to do it right yet, I currently have to bring the player into the house and copy them by hand and then integrate them into the database.

    For more info, check my site at http://cowshed.8m.com/car.

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    '7.0'? What is '7.0'? I know of a lot of distos but never have heard of '7.0'...

    I am going to try LinuxBIOS on my M10000, should be able to get a VERY VERY fast boot time
    1993 BMW 325is - 15.2sec

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiGmA_X
    '7.0'? What is '7.0'? I know of a lot of distos but never have heard of '7.0'...
    Sorry I meant redhat 7.0

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    Hey look at http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/ in contains X and is only 50 MB large.

    You can also look at http://www.distrowatch.com. This site reviews and lists all old and new distros.
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    If I use Freepia, does it have the option of using gnome or kde in the setup? What are my GUI options?
    Epia m10000, 512MB 266MHz DDR, slim DVD/CDRW combo, 120GB Seagate Barracuda V, 7" DSCustoms LCD w/ TSK, Zippy EL-610 Keyboard, 120W DC-DC PSU... all sitting in the boxes waiting for me!

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    Anything at all. If you use X-Windows you can use and supported GUI. KDE, Gnome, Blackbox, Fluxbox, etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiGmA_X
    jospfh - What do you mean by customizing the Slackware? I was planning on just running flat Debian, with upgrades of course (Kernel, software, etc). I use Debian on my comp system.. How did you go about installing your OS on a 8MB CF card?

    sxpert - Can you toss me a URL to your GPS software?
    yep.
    it's at http://sxpert.esitcom.org/projects/navsys

    by the way, it's listed on google
    I don't need no stinkin' startup-shutdown controller... That's what journalized filesystems are for...
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