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Old 05-30-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Has anybody around tried Crux Linux ?


Hi ppl

I am currently downloading a 64 bits port of Crux Linux...

http://obra.se/c64/2.6/

do not use this...

http://ecarux.de/crux86_64/#

The installer is cranked IMHO...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nstall-789714/

At a time i tinkered a bit with it... but did not get much far...

AFAIR it is some sort of uberArch distro... one has to compile the kernel after installing it...

So... any experiences ( good/bad/ ) from ppl around...?

Tell me about it...

BRGDS

Alex

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Old 05-30-2010, 03:49 PM   #2
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No, never heard of it.
Also 64 bit is unstable, especially for a distro that was not originally written for it.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 04:40 PM   #3
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Also... strange...

Although similarity in its principles, between Arch and Crux, both are targeted to the same kind of user, both are lightweight streamlined distros, Arch is in 9 in Distrowatch ranking HPD, Crux doesn't even exist...
 
Old 05-30-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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Also 64 bit is unstable
Unstable?? I'm running Arch x86_64 and so far it's doing just fine! Have you had problems with 64-bit in the past?
 
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Hi

I think Smeeze is talking about Crux....
 
Old 05-30-2010, 05:22 PM   #6
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Have you had problems with 64-bit in the past?
Yes but it does not matter as it has no advantages.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 05:46 PM   #7
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Hi Smeezekitty

You mean to say that crux Linux has no decisive advantage over Arch Linux, or that Crux64 has no advantage over Crux_i686...?

EDIT: Just to know wether it is worth Burning the CD or starting the VM...

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Old 05-30-2010, 06:36 PM   #8
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I meant 64 bit over 32 bit (i only have 2gb of ram).
 
Old 05-30-2010, 06:50 PM   #9
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Can't you crunch bigger numbers at a time with 64-bit? I mean, you can fit a lot more into a single register of a 64-bit CPU than you can with 32-bit...

But I do see your point of it being overkill for those with less than about 4 GiB of RAM (that's how much my laptop has).
 
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I just tried it in VirtualBox, and the installer failed! Got a bunch of "transaction incomplete" errors or something...

And something else: 32-bit OSes really kinda suffer under 64-bit VirtualBox.
 
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I have 6GB of ram so 64-bit is important. And it's typical for higher-end computers now to have a few GiB of RAM.

Anyway, I tried installing CRUX in a virtual machine but failed. Mostly because I don't understand how to compile the Linux kernel and install GRUB.
 
  


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