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What Puppy for Pentium-M ?
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greengeek


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2018, 06:46    Post subject:  What Puppy for Pentium-M ?  

Hi,

I have just acquired a Toshiba Satellite M30 (I think that's correct but not 100% sure) which has a Pentium M processor.

This appears to be it (or similar):
https://www.cnet.com/products/toshiba-satellite-m30/specs/

RAM is currently 700MB. Will upgrade that if I can find the right sodimms in my pile.

I haven't investigated proc flags yet (maybe SSE only) but will do so soon. Tried running my favorite pups but laptop quickly goes into cpu overburn.
(EDIT : Turns out it does have SSE2 so that's a bonus. I can't post the CPU flags yet as the rightclick button is busted. WIll add later)

I realise some Pentium M's are PAE capable and some are not so I have a bit of research to do.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good pup they know works on the Pentium M?

(I will post more specific info when i can)

cheers!
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s243a

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2018, 09:24    Post subject:  

So you've tried Anitaos, TLC Puppy, pUPnGO, and classic pup?
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greengeek


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2018, 12:11    Post subject:  

Not yet. Thanks, I will add those to my list.
I just edited my post to say that this PC does actually have SSE2 so that increases the options for finding a good pup match for this hardware.
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benali72

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2018, 12:23    Post subject: Wary should work, tho its older  

Wary is older but also should be a good bet to work -- http://puppylinux.org/main/Long-Term-Supported%20WaryPuppy.htm

I got that going on my Pentium 4 first, and now I'm going to test a few others to see what else might work.

Good luck.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2018, 17:15    Post subject:  

From specs of processor.

Quote:
32bit processor.
processors internally support Physical Address Extension (PAE) but do not show the PAE support flag in their CPUID information; this causes some operating systems (primarily Linux distributions) to refuse to boot on such processors since PAE support is required in their kernels.[3]

Any 32bit Puppy that is not PAE should probably work.

Hardware support is up to what kernel is being used.

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