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How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

Do you need a 32 bit distro?

Yes
61
64%
No
31
33%
Not sure
3
3%
 
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m_pav
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

#71 Postby m_pav » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:25 am

I just remastered the 32-bit MX to mimic the operation of Cloudready for a school to resurrect some v old laptops that cloudready won't run on. Works a treat.
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

#72 Postby jbMacAZ » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:02 pm

I have an old baytrail 2-in-1 (Asus T100CHI) that originally came with win8.1 (32 bit), a 32 bit UEFI/BIOS and 2BG RAM. It will run 64 bit OS's, but most distros' installers need tweaking to boot and usually require manually installation of grub after installation. 32 bit generally installs with a lot less hassle.

Asus and others made a ton of these devices and they should be just about ready for a second career with linux, pending just a few more updates to the kernel.
Asus T100CHI (z3775, 64 bit quad core Intel atom baytrail) mixed-mode 32 bit UEFI, 64 bit OS

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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

#73 Postby dirkme » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:19 pm

I have an ASUS 1000H EeePC and another laptop which are just fine but do not support a 64 Bit system.

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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

#74 Postby mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:28 pm

I have 3 32 bit 2G laptops I hand out as loaners to anyone that wants to give MX a try. I have no 64 bit loan-able hw.
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

#75 Postby Pierre » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:01 am

so, I've just, finally, managed to get MX-17 /32bit - - for the usual testing,
- before upgrading some Laptops, to this version.
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#76 Postby entropyfoe » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:39 am

Yes
Asus Prime 370X-Pro
AMD Ryzen 1600X (6 cores @ 3.6 GHz)
16 Gig DDR4 3200 (G Skill)
Nvidia -MSI GeForce GT 710 fanless
Samsung 960 NVMe SSD nvme0n1 P1,P2, and P3=MX-17RC1, P4=antiX-17 final
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YES !

#77 Postby entropyfoe » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:40 am

Yes , I have an old Acer laptop that needs 32 bit.
I retain that machine for exclusively banking and financial transactions, no e-mail or browsing for security reasons.
Asus Prime 370X-Pro
AMD Ryzen 1600X (6 cores @ 3.6 GHz)
16 Gig DDR4 3200 (G Skill)
Nvidia -MSI GeForce GT 710 fanless
Samsung 960 NVMe SSD nvme0n1 P1,P2, and P3=MX-17RC1, P4=antiX-17 final
1TB SSD sda1= Data
on-board ethernet & sound

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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

#78 Postby PhantomTramp » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:06 pm

I have to use 32bit Linux on most aging netbooks. It makes them relevant again. I prefer MX ar Antix but recently had a problem with an eeePc that only had a 4GB Phison flash drive. I could get to the installation screen that allows me to put in my profile configuration but it would go no further.

I assumed I was asking too much of a modern polished distro to live on such a small space so I ended up putting a Debian net install on it and just built it up w/ the important things until I reached site of the end of the drive. I certainly learned a lot. Not sure I want to do it again, heh, heh.

Thanks so much for keeping the Mepis/Antix/MX flag flying ladies and gents!

The Tramp

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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

#79 Postby Richard » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:56 pm

Still supporting 32bit on 2 netbooks & 4 aging desktops in preschool. The netbooks with MX-16 which will probably run MX-17 soon.

The desktops with a remastered MX-16 that is slimmed down plus Gcompris, ChildsPlay, Tuxpaint, MrPotatoHead, etal. The school is offline so MX-16 for Kids should last longer than the hardware. With time and Internet will build a version on 17 which should run longer than the hardware
MX17: T430-2017, 8 GB RAM, 4.13.0-1-amd64, SSD
MX17: _ D/T, 4 GB RAM, 4.13.0-1-amd64, HDD
MX161: AA1, 1 GB RAM, 3.16.0-4-686-pae, HDD
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Re: How many of you need a 32 bit distro?

#80 Postby azrielle » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:15 pm

All other things being equal, on a 64bit capable netbook (any Atom cpu other than 32bit only n270 or n280, or z525), running 32bit vs 64bit MX uses 60-100 MB less RAM at idle.
Acer V5-171 i5/3317u 12GB 11.6" MX16 32b snapshot/Win7
Lenovo X131e Thinkpad i3/3227u 12GB 11.6" MX16 64b/Win7
Acer AO D257 n570 2GB 10" MX16/ParrotOS 3.4.1/AntiX 16.1 128GB SSD


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