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Old 02-27-2005, 03:58 AM   #1
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Debian based i686 distro


I like debian, but the main thing I don't like it is compiled for i386, so it runs on my machine just slow (I tryed arch-linux, 686 based distro which runs much more faster).

So I'm looking for debian-based-i686 distros, with the same software repository for apt-get, and working on xorg, if possible

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Old 02-27-2005, 04:03 AM   #2
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Install an i686 kernel: apt-cache search kernel-image-2.6 and install the 686 or k7 kernel (pentium vs amd)

The 386 kernel is only installed by default as a safe choice.

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Old 02-27-2005, 04:20 AM   #3
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I have my own kernel-image, optimized for my PC. But other packages in Debian are also compiled for i386. But I want them compiled for i686
 
Old 02-27-2005, 04:35 AM   #4
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Ah, the way Gentoo does it. It's generally not much of an improvement, but if it matters to you you should look into apt-build.
 
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Gentoo recompiles every package for your system, but I'm looking for system with precompiled i686 packages
 
Old 02-27-2005, 06:29 AM   #6
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I think the 'gentoo' way (recompiling for your own system) is the best way.

Some nice reading on this:
http://julien.danjou.info/article-apt-build.html

Most distro's try to make their system as 'general' as possible, and the only way one can do that, is make it all work on all types of computers, so the i386-way.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 07:11 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by VertX
(I tryed arch-linux, 686 based distro which runs much more faster).

So I'm looking for debian-based-i686 distros, with the same software repository for apt-get, and working on xorg, if possible
Debian-based that is like Arch? Sorry, but it doesn't exist. The only way you get a box like Arch is for the distro to compile all their own packages per specific parameters for an i686 architecture. If they used the same deb-software repo, or something similiar, then it would no longer be optimized in such a fashion.
 
  


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