Originally Posted by Bill_E
Wow! That looks pretty amazing. Someone put together a bunch of free computer programs that are useful for boaters. I'll have to check it out later. Maybe I can set up a double boot on my netbook. But this is hardly the "Dummies" stuff.
Creating a multiple boot computer is easier than you think...if you just read the directions.
...of course, I guess, that pertains to most things.
I just did an install on a computer at Gente de Mar, in Panama
It's a seven click step.
1) Welcome. Do you understand that you are installing Navigatrix to your hard drive? Yes or say what?
2)What time zone are you in? Click on the world map to give your approximate location.
3)The computer thinks you're using a standard keyboard. Is that correct?
4)The computer thinks there is another Operating System on the hard
drive. It preselected that you wish to install the Navigatrix system next to--on the same hard drive-- your current
operating system. It also preselected that you can choose between the two (or more) systems when you turn on your computer. If you don't choose it will use the operating system that it used the last time the computer was on. Is this what you want to do?
5)Who are you? What should the machine call you? How will the computer know that it's you?...and what should the computer call itself when speaking to you, or anyone else you want it to?
That is; Your Name; Your Login; Your Password; and the Computer ID (name).
6) The computer with then re-iterate what it is going to do...which is what you have told it to do. Is that ok? You are given four choices:
Advanced--you don't want to go there because that would not be an installation
Back-- I said what?
The machine then does what you've told it to do, which should be creating a dual system computer. 15-20 minutes later.
Step 7) Welcome. You may not know what you have done, but you have entered the world of open source software
. You can go as far as your would like. Why not start now?
Remove the USB stick, or DVD
, and restart the computer. Use your up/down keys to select your option before the computer selects for you...something like 10 seconds.
If you're ever at Gente De Mar, you can get a copy of Navigatrix.