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    Default Phoronx Offline Edition - Some thoughts

    Hallo

    To begin with: Phoronx is one of the best benchmarking and testing tools available. Thanks for this great tool.

    But now to the big Problem I have: I definetly need an offline version.

    I read about the two posts and how to download the tests and make available offline on another pc. But I have to check *many many* PCs in a row especially very old ones and compare them in performance and defective hardware. (all non profit! To make them available for people who have no money to buy new PCs)

    I was thinking about sth. like this:

    If there was a command that downloads all needed files onto an USB drive. Then
    You boot from DVD as before. With a command you can change the "repo" from "~/.phoronix-test-suite/download-cache/" to lets say this USB drive/cache where all files are availyble. The files can be installed from there and the testing can begin.

    First: All files could be kept up-to-date by reconnecting the USB drive to the internet.
    Second: No installation of Phoronx needed. Just boot from DVD and run tests.
    Third: Fast testing of many PCs without the need of internet connection.
    Fourth: On this USB drive the results could be saved too.
    Fifth: Favourite test links could be put on the USB drive too and run from there.

    Is there a chance to download a release version like this? Maybe I miss something?

    Thanks in advance for taking your time to read this.

    Peter

    PS: Sorry for my bad english but I am not a native speaker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterling View Post
    Hallo

    To begin with: Phoronx is one of the best benchmarking and testing tools available. Thanks for this great tool.

    But now to the big Problem I have: I definetly need an offline version.

    I read about the two posts and how to download the tests and make available offline on another pc. But I have to check *many many* PCs in a row especially very old ones and compare them in performance and defective hardware. (all non profit! To make them available for people who have no money to buy new PCs)

    I was thinking about sth. like this:

    If there was a command that downloads all needed files onto an USB drive. Then
    You boot from DVD as before. With a command you can change the "repo" from "~/.phoronix-test-suite/download-cache/" to lets say this USB drive/cache where all files are availyble. The files can be installed from there and the testing can begin.

    First: All files could be kept up-to-date by reconnecting the USB drive to the internet.
    Second: No installation of Phoronx needed. Just boot from DVD and run tests.
    Third: Fast testing of many PCs without the need of internet connection.
    Fourth: On this USB drive the results could be saved too.
    Fifth: Favourite test links could be put on the USB drive too and run from there.

    Is there a chance to download a release version like this? Maybe I miss something?

    Thanks in advance for taking your time to read this.

    Peter

    PS: Sorry for my bad english but I am not a native speaker
    There is something similar, but out of date: PTS Desktop Live - http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/?k=pts_desktop_live http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...anzhofen&num=1 - a distribution with all tests bundled and pre-installed and can boot from ISO / DVD. A new version is being resurrected for Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 in a few months time. You can also pre-install to a USB drive as you mention, see the download cache information in other threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    There is something similar, but out of date: PTS Desktop Live - http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/?k=pts_desktop_live http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...anzhofen&num=1 - a distribution with all tests bundled and pre-installed and can boot from ISO / DVD. A new version is being resurrected for Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 in a few months time. You can also pre-install to a USB drive as you mention, see the download cache information in other threads.
    Thanks for this Info. Will take a look at it directly.

    Kind regards

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