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escargot22026 12-27-2004 08:31 AM

portable distro for amd64 arch
Does anyone know of a good, small, portable distro for the amd64 architecture? I realize that a 32 bit portable distro will work with a 64 bit chip, but I need to run 64 bit binaries. I have always liked knoppix and damnsmall, but neither has a 64 bit version. I would be greatful if anyone could answer my question.

Edward S. Rice

y2k 12-27-2004 11:21 AM

There is a 64bit version of Knoppix although the latest one was back in June/July!!! However, have you looked at Ubuntu Linux at which is a Debian based, just like Knoppix? They have both 32bit & 64bit for free download... ;) Otherwise, you can always try Fedora Core 3, Novell SUSE Linux Professional 9.2, MandrakeLinux 10.1, Debian, or even Gentoo. They all have 64bit for your AMD64 CPU.


escargot22026 12-27-2004 08:05 PM

Sorry, when I said portable, I meant able to boot off a CD-ROM without installation.
Like Knoppix, Damnsmall, or gentoo livecd.


y2k 12-27-2004 08:13 PM

Well, you can do that with Novell SUSE Linux 9.2 64bit LiveCD too...


escargot22026 12-27-2004 08:33 PM

ahh, they make a live CD.
Thanks for the suggestion, I think this will work.

y2k 12-28-2004 11:41 AM


Originally posted by escargot22026
ahh, they make a live CD.
Thanks for the suggestion, I think this will work.

Oh yeah. It has been on ftp sites for a while now. In fact, I just checked it out last Saturday... Nothing special except there are a whole bunch of missing stuff on it compared to Knoppix. I guess they want you to purchase the real version!!!


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