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  • #16
    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    Most computers that were built within the past 36 months or so have DVD drives... What's the reason for wanting it on a CD? The size will only get bigger with more tests.
    Damn Small Linux is 50 MB, which might also sound ridiculous.

    Why? Well, for the challenge first. Having a DVD drive most of the time doesn't mean it's the only one to target. Some even have no removable drives (by choice I suppose). Having to burn a DVD for only 1 Gig doesn't make me want to go for it. Or make it 4 Gigs and I'll be happy!

    Unless this is for testing monster machines that already are unaffordable to most people -- you know, like «who's got the biggest...»

    I don't know... Since PTS has testing profiles, why not categorize? Like profiles for CPU/memory/disk benchmarking only, video, 3D/2D, whatever. Amongst these profile sets, there must be which don't necessarily require that lot of resources, right? Also is Gnome absolutely unavoidable? Or is a lighter desktop also possible? Like XFCE, LXDE... I think there should be many ways to fine-tune the size and requirements of a PTS distribution.

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    • #17
      I can see this being very useful to me, though not as a benchmark but more of a thorough system/burn-in test.

      I'm pulling it down now, thanks for doing this.

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      • #18
        Ubuntu is not the fastest, at least in a short test, will test more later maybe. Here stock speed tests without EIST:

        http://global.phoronix-test-suite.co...23-26178-18490

        Live images booted with toram option (via network, but that does not matter).

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        • #19
          @bridgman

          Btw. Kanotix64 iso images had PTS on it much longer, you just did never test it it seems

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          • #20
            Start a Torrent? Making a Live USB???

            I've been having trouble downloading PTS Desktop Live from softpedia -- stupid flaky WiFi! -- so I thought I might get it via a torrent. I googled 'torrent PTS Desktop' but came up empty... I wonder if anyone has seeded one yet? If not, and assuming Phoronix has no objections, and further assuming that I manage to download a clean copy, would it make sense for me to start a torrent of it?

            My plan is to install PTS Desktop Live on a SD card and run it off that. I've never created a Live USB stick before, but I assume it can be done using "Create a USB Startup Disk" (on Ubuntu Intrepid)?

            Thanks!

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            • #21
              Softpedia is slow as hell, had the same experience. It was usually not your wifi connection, dl speed got down to 200k (max 400k). In that time i created a new Kanotix64 iso with PTS 2.0 on my server and downloaded it with 2.5 mb/s and got my iso faster As the live image is similar to normal U all tools should work which used to work. Like unetbootin or that tool you mentioned or you are free to write your own one - that's that i did. I do not really like that way, because i prefer hybrid iso images, but as U prefers gfxboot patched syslinux/isolinux that will not happen so soon. For benchmarking i usually boot those images via network connection and with toram option. As U kernels have got a very stupid hack included that disables HPA by default i additionally need

              libata.ignore_hpa=0

              It would be nice when this option is added by default because it sucks when you boot U on a raid system and then all disks fail on reboot (full poweroff needed).

              https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/380138

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Kano View Post
                Softpedia is slow as hell, had the same experience. It was usually not your wifi connection, dl speed got down to 200k (max 400k). In that time i created a new Kanotix64 iso with PTS 2.0 on my server and downloaded it with 2.5 mb/s and got my iso faster As the live image is similar to normal U all tools should work which used to work. Like unetbootin or that tool you mentioned or you are free to write your own one - that's that i did. I do not really like that way, because i prefer hybrid iso images, but as U prefers gfxboot patched syslinux/isolinux that will not happen so soon. For benchmarking i usually boot those images via network connection and with toram option. As U kernels have got a very stupid hack included that disables HPA by default i additionally need

                libata.ignore_hpa=0

                It would be nice when this option is added by default because it sucks when you boot U on a raid system and then all disks fail on reboot (full poweroff needed).

                https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/380138

                Thanks again for another hyperquick reply, Kano! This time I managed to stick around....

                I didn't realize that softpedia was slow... my WiFi keeps dropping out (hardware overheating issue, I think), so I assumed that caused the connection to get dropped. I'll keep trying, worst case I'll download from a wired connection.

                Oh yeah, forgot to mention... one reason I want the suite on Live USB is I want to run some fast tests at Fry's... I was over there yesterday and got VERY CONFUSED by the proliferation of different microprocessors offered by Intel. Is the Acer Timeline series ULV SU2700 faster or slower than the Sony Vaio using the Core 2 Solo? My 'guess' is the Vaio are faster, but it'd be great to run some quick basic benchmarks under the noses of the sales associates! LOL

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                • #23
                  Torrent?

                  OK, it took most of this morning, but I managed to download the PTS Desktop Live .iso -- passed the checksum, making the Live USB stick shortly.

                  The remaining questions are: Should I -- and do I have permission to -- distribute it as a .torrent? Is there any interest? My upload speed is probably a lot slower than Softpedia's download speed, so maybe it's not a good idea....

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                  • #24
                    You're welcome to provide torrents as long as it's a valid checksum.
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Michael View Post
                      You're welcome to provide torrents as long as it's a valid checksum.
                      Thank you!

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                      • #26
                        Rapidshare links for PTS Live CD 2009.03

                        Upon reflection, I decided against starting a PTS Live CD torrent. My upload speed isn't very high, and my PC isn't kept on all the time. It would probably be more frustrating to get it off an intermittent torrent than Softpedia, and I'd be afraid that people would just give up on it.

                        Instead, I broke apart the .iso file into 6 .rar files and uploaded them to rapidshare.com:

                        http://rapidshare.com/users/9HP7TZ
                        http://rapidshare.com/files/26492094...9_03.part1.rar
                        http://rapidshare.com/files/26493940...9_03.part2.rar
                        http://rapidshare.com/files/26494709...9_03.part3.rar
                        http://rapidshare.com/files/26495292...9_03.part4.rar
                        http://rapidshare.com/files/26493223...9_03.part5.rar
                        http://rapidshare.com/files/26492555...9_03.part6.rar

                        There is no password, and any RAR utility should be able to reconstruct the original .iso file.

                        If the 15 min. wait between free downloads imposed by Rapidshare becomes too onerous, you could purchase a premium account. You could also help me by clicking on this link to buy the premium account, though this is not absolutely necessary.

                        I think that even with the 15 min. wait between free downloads, you should be able to get all of the parts in about two hours if you have a fast Internet connection. That's about half the time it took me to get the file from Softpedia. ymmv.

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                        • #27
                          after booting PTS Live Desktop, i can't see a graphic desktop, just "Gernlinden login: on tty1". What is the login and password ?

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                          • #28
                            up up up up

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                            • #29
                              borisk: what hardware are you using? Sounds like a hardware problem, it shouldn't do that. And the password is randomly generated.
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                              • #30
                                zotac ionitx-d-e

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