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Installing Mapsource Software Full Install?


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When installing Mapsource map data onto my computer how do I do a full install so I do not need to put the CD in every time I want to look at specific maps? For example with TopoUSA it gives you the option of limited or standard install in the installation software but no full install option. I'm sick of having to swap CDs every time I go to a new area of the US or a different Map Source product all together.

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Dont know about a Mac (Sorry Macbandit just assuming you have a mac) but for windows copy the disk into a folder on your hard drive and install it from there.

No actually I am installing it within VirtualPC so it will be the same as installing on a PC. Thanks I'll try that.

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I have dun this by making a file named topo and copying disk 1, 2, and 3 into it so I ended up with 6 files named Alaska, East, Hawaii, Tdb, UnitCode, And West in the topo folder and then running the setup.exe from there.

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I have dun this by making a file named topo and copying disk 1, 2, and 3 into it so I ended up with 6 files named Alaska, East, Hawaii, Tdb, UnitCode, And West in the topo folder and then running the setup.exe from there.

For some reasons I'm not getting the option to install anything but the West file when I do this.

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Here is what my 'install' folder looks like (I copied all CD's except Hawaii into it).

Then I ran the install from the folder instead of from the CD (CD was not in the drive when running the install). I have access to East and West and don't need the CDs at runtime...

 

C:\Program Files\Garmin\TopoInstall>dir

Volume in drive C is BOOT

Volume Serial Number is 0802-C62C

 

Directory of C:\Program Files\Garmin\TopoInstall

 

05/17/2004 12:24 PM <DIR> .

05/17/2004 12:24 PM <DIR> ..

12/02/1998 03:12 PM 511,424 40Comupd.exe

11/10/1999 02:30 PM 38 AutoRun.dat

01/27/1999 05:46 PM 118,784 autorun.exe

12/14/1998 05:31 PM 51 AutoRun.inf

08/13/2002 11:09 AM 538,569 data1.cab

08/13/2002 11:09 AM 17,358 data1.hdr

08/13/2002 11:09 AM 3,488,214 data2.cab

05/17/2004 12:28 PM <DIR> East

05/17/2002 09:20 AM 1,952 grmn0200.inf

05/17/2002 09:20 AM 16,872 grmn0200.sys

07/17/2000 03:57 PM 12,169 grmn1200.sys

09/05/2001 05:24 AM 344,923 ikernel.ex_

08/13/2002 11:09 AM 435 layout.bin

12/11/1998 05:10 AM 1,078 MapSource.ico

08/12/2002 05:50 PM 493,014 Setup.bmp

09/05/2001 06:23 AM 56,320 Setup.exe

08/13/2002 11:09 AM 135 Setup.ini

08/13/2002 10:08 AM 170,939 setup.inx

05/17/2004 12:19 PM <DIR> Tdb

05/17/2004 12:19 PM <DIR> UnitCode

05/17/2004 12:23 PM <DIR> West

17 File(s) 5,772,275 bytes

6 Dir(s) 32,890,404,864 bytes free

 

C:\Program Files\Garmin\TopoInstall>

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I think I figured out my problem. I have access to Hawaii, Alaska, West Topos but not the East. I believe it's a problem with the CD. It will bring up the East section and show the map zoomed out but then Mapsource crashes. Everytime from there on out if you load Mapsource it automatically goes to the last map which is the East Topo and it crashes. The only way out of this is to rerun the Topo Setup.exe. I've tried this several times with and without the CD in the drive and many other ways. I just have a bad East Topo disk. Not a problem really since I don't have a need for it also this Topo is many years old and I suspect there is a newer version of it out. It's version 3.00.

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I got it working without the patch though I have now gone ahead and applied the patch for Topo. My problem I think stems from me using Virtual PC on a Mac to run MapSource. It appears that if I run any other program or even switch from Virtual PC to another program running on my Mac while it is installing or even when it's copying the CD to the drive I'll end up with glitches. I've recopied the Topo East without disturbing it and it works now. I also had to run a repair on City Select North America and reinstall MapSource 6.1. Everything is working now.

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