So how can some CRT display display the first 2 boot screens if these are 31khz??, any ideas is the Boot (F8) screen where you select what device to boot from is 31khz or 15khz??
Any 31 kHz monitor like a normal PC monitor can deal with these screens, I mean this is not a Groovy Arcade issue, this is the typical problem you're already familiar with, it's the same with Windows that it doesn't output 15 kHz until it reaches the welcome screen.
Ok ill try the D9800 settings, why is it suggested to use the D9800 is that a multisync??, as the Sony PVM is only a 15khz display?
Oh sorry, forget what I said, use the "Arcade standard" settings. I just thought it was multisync when you said it supported 800 lines, now I see it can't be 800p but 800i.
I have a 64GB USB Stick, is it possible to make 2 partitions in windows on this usb stick, 1 say 2GB (for GA installation) and the rest for ROMS and SNAP Shoots etc. Then copy all my roms and snap shots over to the larger partition on the USB stick and then take it to the PC im going to be using GA on and insert and then run the GA live CD program. When i get to the create partition on the USB stick will this wipe the whole stick or only the 2GB partition and leave the partition with the roms on in tact so then i cant point GA installer to this partition to search for roms?. Thus having GA and all my roms all on 1 removable USB stick
No, it doesn't work like that. The partition tool assumes you're going to wipe the whole disk, so it will create three different partitions in it, all of them for Groovy. You can't keep separate OS partitions within the same disk. (well, ok.... it is possible indeed, but you need to have some Linux knowledge and skills to create your own custom setup, etc.)
My advice: if you are a Windows user, follow my usb guide VERBATIM
The guide assumes you already have a Windows based *working system* with your all your roms in.
Just to clarify, when the installation asks you "Do you have a ROMs partition?" you have to answer NO, because this option is intended for hard drive installations when you want to keep your previous ROMs partition and upgrade the rest of the Groovy Arcade system.
Of course it is possible to have all your roms within your 64 MB pendrive so you have a complete portable system. It's only that you need to manually copy them into the rom folder that the Groovy Arcade installation creates, once the installation is done. This is not difficult at all, but you need to perform this operation from Linux, not previously from Windows. This single step has been the main obstacle, in my opinion, for Windows users to give a serious try to Groovy Arcade. That's why since the days when Chris started with this and later with Ves, I've emphasized so much the importance of implementing a method to allow the user to browse to his ROMS *instead* of needing to copy them. This copy operation is trivial for Linux users.