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CD and USB Flash Drive now available

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Re: CD and USB Flash Drive now available

#11 Post by kmathern » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:06 pm

carlnyc wrote:
Jerry3904 wrote:MX-14 has associated itself with OSDisc to make the OS available pre-loaded on CD or USB Flash Drive, both PAE and non-PAE version:

https://www.osdisc.com/products/antix
I hope this finds you well.

I'd very much like to purchase an MX-14 disc for my older Dell and Fujitsu machines, both of which are currently running antiX12, however I am unsure whether to buy a PAE or non-PAE version.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

A thousand thanks, and please accept my

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antiX12 should have inxi installed.

If you run inxi -Fx it will show a flags line in the CPU section, if it doesn't list a pae flag you'll need the non-PAE version.


btw adding the "x" is necessary, 'inxi -F' by itself doesn't show the flags

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Re: CD and USB Flash Drive now available

#12 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:47 pm

If you run inxi -Fx it will show a flags line in the CPU section, if it doesn't list a pae flag you'll need the non-PAE version.
Great--I will add that to the web page for users already running Linux.
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Re: CD and USB Flash Drive now available

#13 Post by kmathern » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:59 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
If you run inxi -Fx it will show a flags line in the CPU section, if it doesn't list a pae flag you'll need the non-PAE version.
Great--I will add that to the web page.
I didn't mention it earlier, I think the pae flag is only listed for 32bit CPUs.

My new 64bit machine doesn't show a pae flag, but I would need to use the PAE version of MX-14 if I had more than 4GB of RAM installed (I don't).

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$ inxi -Fx
System:    Host: mx1 Kernel: 3.15-rc8-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.3) Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.10) 
           Distro: MX-14 Symbiosis 24 March 2014 
Machine:   Mobo: Gateway model: SX2185 Bios: American Megatrends v: P11-A4 date: 09/17/2013
CPU:       Dual core AMD E1-2500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 5589 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1000 MHz 2: 1400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8240 / R3 Series] bus-ID: 00:01.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 drivers: ati,radeon Resolution: 1600x900@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x209) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2 
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 9840 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.15-rc8-amd64
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: f8:0f:41:ac:77:6f
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 502.4GB (3.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500DM002 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer size: 2.0GB ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: STORAGE_DEVICE size: 0.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 6.7G (37%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.86GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0C mobo: 36.0C gpu: 53.0 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A fan-2: 1506 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0 fan-5: 0 
Info:      Processes: 134 Uptime: 16:20 Memory: 1229.7/3329.5MB Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.371) inxi: 2.1.28

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Re: CD and USB Flash Drive now available

#14 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:01 pm

What would a Windows user do? I did a quick search and didn't find anything easy.
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Re: CD and USB Flash Drive now available

#15 Post by kmathern » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:07 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:What would a Windows user do? I did a quick search and didn't find anything easy.
I haven't used it but this looks like it might show it: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

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Re: CD and USB Flash Drive now available

#16 Post by jdmeaux1952 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:08 pm

[quote="kmathern"]]I didn't mention it earlier, I think the pae flag is only listed for 32bit CPUs.

My new 64bit machine doesn't show a pae flag, but I would need to use the PAE version of MX-14 if I had more than 4GB of RAM installed (I don't).[quote]

You are correct. 32-bit cpus show the pae codes, while most 64-bit do not. However, if you want to use 4Gb or more of memory
(which usually ends up being a virtual swap file), you will need the pae version. if your 64-bit machine only had 3 GB, you should use the non-pae version.
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Re: CD and USB Flash Drive now available

#17 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:17 pm

kmathern wrote:
Jerry3904 wrote:What would a Windows user do? I did a quick search and didn't find anything easy.
I haven't used it but this looks like it might show it: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
I will give that a test on my old laptop with XP and in my virtual W2K.
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Re: CD and USB Flash Drive now available

#18 Post by lucky9 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:57 pm

A PAE kernel is only 'needed' if you want to use more than 3.2(or3, or4, depends) of RAM. I've had 4 GB of RAM on my Desktop for a long time. A non-PAE kernel is supposed to be a little faster. I never noted it. But I'm easily satisfied. Desktop uses PAE on any 32-bit OS.
That said, I use the PAE version exclusively even on my 2 GB Netbook (single-core, hyper-threading enabled).
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Re: CD and USB Flash Drive now available

#19 Post by kmathern » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:00 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
kmathern wrote:
Jerry3904 wrote:What would a Windows user do? I did a quick search and didn't find anything easy.
I haven't used it but this looks like it might show it: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
I will give that a test on my old laptop with XP and in my virtual W2K.
It might not give the correct info on the virtual W2K install.

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Re: CD and USB Flash Drive now available

#20 Post by chippy52 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:35 pm

Why not just fire up a live session & look in /proc/cpuinfo. I checked it on my 64 bit system & the pae flag was shown.
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