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Old 09-26-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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MEPIS 6.0 on AMD 64 bit CPU

Apologies if this has been posted, but my search did not show any appropriate hits.

I wanted to try MEPIS 6.0 on an AMD 64 bit system, but apparantly MEPIS for 64 bit is not out yet. I did a google search, and I found a couple of people saying that the 32 bit version works fine. But I wanted to get an idea from the LQ community as to the experience.
Old 09-26-2006, 03:01 PM   #2
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I haven't had any trouble on an AMD 64 3200+ with 6.0

Since the installation disc is also a live-cd, just fire it up and see if you have any problems.
Old 09-26-2006, 04:28 PM   #3
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Okay - thanks!
Old 09-27-2006, 07:51 AM   #4
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I downloaded the DVD iso and it works great! Next step will be to install...
Old 10-03-2006, 11:19 AM   #5
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Mepis 6.0 on AMD_64 system

After installing Mepis on your hard drive you can get better performance by installing the K7 kernel(Mepis)
notes for doing that follow:
1-Install Mepis 6.0 as you normally would (it has the Mepis 2.6.15-26-386 kernel).

2- Then use Synaptic (or KPackage) to install the MEPIS kernel 2.6.15-26-k7 (its version number includes 'mepis

3- Then install the corresponding (2.6.15-26-k7) linux-restricted-modules package

4- As root copy and paste your regular Mepis boot entry down in /boot/grub/menu.lst and change '386' to 'k7'. Save it, reboot and select the boot-entry with the k7 kernel.

My Note! Keep the original kernel as backup and if you mess up you can use the live CD as Root and return the menu.lst back to 386.

Note! Inf below will help you find the kernel packages

A- In Synaptic Find this in the Base System

Linux kernel image for version 2.6.15 on AMD K7 SMP/UP

This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.6.15 on AMD
Duron/Athlon/Sempron with SMP support, the corresponding file, and
the modules built by the packager.

B- Find this in Base System (Restricted)

Restricted Linux modules on AMD K7.

This package will always depend on the latest restricted modules available
for AMD Duron/Athlon.
Note! If you upgrade in the future be sure NOT to upgrade with the Ubuntu kernel but rather the one marked (Mepis).
Old 10-03-2006, 11:47 AM   #6
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Hi dont know of any problems I have had with MY 64-bit CPU which is a semptron one of the new 64-bit one's on 745 or some thing scoket. I have used kunbntu 64-bit and a few other distros and have had no problems at all.
Old 10-04-2006, 07:47 AM   #7
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I just installed Mepis and it works fine! Thanks for the tips maury0324 - I'll look into the update.


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