Just got a wonderful (kinda) Garmin c320 for $199, used it for a trip to Denver, and realized the POI shortcomings. So I want to add POIs to the unit, but it seems that, since I am a creature of habit, and Windows98 is one of my worst habits to break, I can't use the Garmin loader.
Also, has anyone else had the problem with MapInstall that won't let you load really large map compilations, says c: is too small (even though I don't use the 1 gig c: drive for the software, I use the 40 gig g: drive for MapInstall and virtual memory).
Any info is appreciated.
Well, you've got a problem. Two actually.
POI Loader isn't compatible with Win 98. There's no way around that as far as I know.
Garmin loads it's software to (and uses) the C: drive. You can't get around this. The one thing you might try is copying the entire MapInstall disk to your G: drive and install it from there. But I'm pretty sure that it will still install it to the C: drive. But I don't think MapInstall is compatible with Win 98 either and I don't think there's a legacy version available like there is for MapSource.
At least, that is my assumption. The older FAT32 or FAT16 type systems are not compatible with the Garmin systems. Neither is it, or at least as far as I know, compatible with MAC OS though from the sense I get from these postings, there is now a way to use the MAC OS. So, anything of Windows prior to Windows 2000 is evidently not usable. The Garmin, I believe, uses the Palm OS which is compatible with the later versions of Windows.
Also, has anyone else had the problem with MapInstall that won't let you load really large map compilations, says c: is too small
Possibly the least of your problems, but this is probably because the 'TEMP' directory is still on drive C: - You could try something like 'Set TEMP=G:\' in Autoexec.bat. (In practice, you'd want to create a directory on G:, such as G:\TEMP and point it there)
The older FAT32 or FAT16 type systems are not compatible with the Garmin systems...
On Garmin GPS's that expose a filesystem to the outside world, they are FAT (C5xx/Zumo/Nuvi). SD cards have to be formatted as FAT. (Probably FAT32, but haven't actually double-checked).
The Garmin, I believe, uses the Palm OS
What makes you say that?
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