a curiosity, not a bug

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a curiosity, not a bug

Post#1 by Burninbush » 07 Feb 2011, 02:57

Had an interesting thing happen here yesterday; I was playing with my cheap Toshiba laptop which has a "Celeron 900" cpu.*** I realized it didn't have a frugal install of Porteus, so decided to add one, grabbed what I thought was a v09-32 iso and got the pieces from that, added boot code to my SD card, and rebooted.

But watching the boot text I realized at some point it was loading x86_64 lzm files, and I waited for it to crash -- but eventually saw the kde4 screen with the orange leaves. It actually does a credible job of running kde4, better than either of my aged desktops.

Anyway, the laptop came with win7 32-bit, and I've even had it slap me when I tried to install some 64-bit windows app -- but it'll sure run 64-bit Porteus. I'll have to play with this some more.

***bought this in a hurry as a cheap travel laptop after our HP's display failed -- and have grown to love it.

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Re: a curiosity, not a bug

Post#2 by brokenman » 07 Feb 2011, 04:00

Interesting! The sort of thing one only stumbles across. I might try this myself.
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Re: a curiosity, not a bug

Post#3 by Rava » 08 Apr 2011, 15:11

brokenman wrote:The sort of thing one only stumbles across.
Indeed... a Celeron 900 able to boot 64 bit Linux...

I tried running 64 bit Porteus (1.0 beta) on a 1,6 or 1.8 GHz celeron but it gave the the initial kernel warning only...
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Re: a curiosity, not a bug

Post#4 by Hamza » 08 Apr 2011, 15:18

I tried running 64 bit Porteus (1.0 beta) on a 1,6 or 1.8 GHz celeron but it gave the the initial kernel warning only...
That's why , the x86_64 version is a development version.It's an official version maintened by fanthom.

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This topic is not about a bug .I'll move it in General Chat.

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