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Old 2016-07-22, 17:27   #1
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Question Bootable Standalone Prime95?

Hello.

Is there an existing (without need to make your own) standalone bootable Prime95 on discs, USB, etc. without having to run in the normal OS to avoid data corruptions? Something like Memtest86(+) does?

Thank you in advance. :)
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Old 2016-07-22, 19:00   #2
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Hi, do you mean something like:
Stresslinux? A minimalistic linux distro with all kinds of testing abilities. I don't know if it is still actively maintained though..

www.stresslinux.org
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Old 2016-07-22, 19:12   #3
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The license does not allow for redistribution, so it would have to be an official build.

The problem comes from hardware support for getting connected to the internet. These days an OS is needed to get that working, not just a kernel.

I built my own image of Ubuntu for my own farm.
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Old 2016-07-22, 19:26   #4
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Bummer. I'd love to see Prime95 team make their own bootable version.
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Old 2016-07-22, 19:27   #5
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"Ultimate Boot CD", has included Prime95 for a while. But I understand, that this is not what you mean.

It has got to be a whole other level of dedication to run computers exclusively for Prime95, rather than let Prime95 run on computers used for something else. I think most folks do the latter.

Jails/Docker containers and virtual machines blur the lines somewhat.

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Old 2016-07-25, 15:13   #6
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"Ultimate Boot CD", has included Prime95 for a while. But I understand, that this is not what you mean.

It has got to be a whole other level of dedication to run computers exclusively for Prime95, rather than let Prime95 run on computers used for something else. I think most folks do the latter.

Jails/Docker containers and virtual machines blur the lines somewhat.
My first thought was about Windows PE and whether it could run Prime95, for those in the mood for Windows instead of Linux/mprime.

I don't know though... not sure what dependencies Prime95 has on anything in particular, but it might be interesting to find out.

Something along the lines of an existing project using PE, like:
http://win10se.cwcodes.net/
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Old 2016-07-27, 00:03   #7
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The problem comes from hardware support for getting connected to the internet. These days an OS is needed to get that working, not just a kernel.
I'm thinking that the OP is probably intending on using this just for stress testing, in which case no Internet connection is required.

If I were OP, I would download a bootable USB Linux distro and put mprime on the USB drive, too. It's not entirely standalone and you'd need to start up mprime after you boot, but it should satisfy what you're looking for.
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Old 2016-07-27, 07:34   #8
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I'm thinking that the OP is probably intending on using this just for stress testing, in which case no Internet connection is required.

If I were OP, I would download a bootable USB Linux distro and put mprime on the USB drive, too. It's not entirely standalone and you'd need to start up mprime after you boot, but it should satisfy what you're looking for.
Not even the latter. The traditional way is through a line in /etc/rc.local and the modern way is via systemd.
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Old 2016-07-27, 07:49   #9
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Why not simply _installing_ an arbitrary Linux Distro on an USB stick. Then install and configure whatever you want. Backup the image to clone it later to other USB sticks as well.
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Why not simply _installing_ an arbitrary Linux Distro on an USB stick. Then install and configure whatever you want. Backup the image to clone it later to other USB sticks as well.
Yep, that's exactly what I did. All you have to do is change the hostname in /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts.
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