-i-Opener (Not sure of the version, but it's between v1 and v3)
-4GB IBM Travelmate HD attached to outside of case using iMod-3
-Windows 98 installed in the HD
-USB Ethernet adapter
-Replacement mouse and keyboard
I have been successfully booting Windows on my i-Opener for quite some time and have been fairly pleased, but the performance was always marginal and it took FOREVER to boot. Sometimes, it would take two or three boots to get it to actually boot completely.
A while back, I tried the original M4-I distribution and was generally pleased. There were some very minor quirks, but overall, it was quick and solid. Well, I installed Squash's latest (Winchip) M4-I rev and I am VERY happy. I flashed the image to my i-Opener, reset the i-Opener's BIOS to boot to drive "D", enabled DHCP on my Linksys router, and rebooted the i-Opener.
EVERYTHING WORKS GREAT!!! Things booted quickly, the network settings auto-configured, and everything started up as expected. I was web-browsing witin a minute or two.
I will now be able to disconnect the disk drive (it's kinda loud) and have a wonderfully quiet Internet appliance.
Oh, two quick questions...
1. How do you have VNC send "Ctrl+Alt+Del" to the host? I have a Win2k server running that I can access via VNC, and the Java and Windows clients hava a facility to send "Ctrl+Alt+Del" to the host (allowing me to log in.) Any clues?
2. Do I have to go to the Midori control panel through Netscape and select shutdown or can I just push the power button? If I can just push the power button, then this truely is an "appliance"!!!
Anyway, Squash has successfully evolved a good distribution into a GREAT distribution. I am very happy with this version of M4-I and hope the rest of you have as much success!
I now look forward to seeing v2 with Opera and SAMBA added!