The flash disk seems to now be working as advertised and will be a nice fallback if the situation warrants. It does seem a tiny bit fragile to me, and twice I had to reformat and reinstall everything on it because it was telling me that it had exceeded capacity when I couldn't possibly have done that. I won't be relying on the disk in the next couple weeks at sea. It may all work itself out, though, as I learn what I can and can't do.
A nice thing about this project
is that it led me to install Ubuntu on one of our netbooks. I installed it, and OpenCPN
, copied over all the charts
library, a mess of other programs, and had it operating with our GPS
in a couple hours, if that. It seems very solid and will have no qualms about letting it lead us out of here.
Many thanks for the help. And especially to the captain
of Libertalia and Hamish for hanging in there till the end.