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    Default Which version of Linux cd for 64 bit machine ??

    I see Mint being recommended. Is this the one for a 64 bit machine?

    I want to made a cd to use to boot in the event of a 'disaster'...

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    Default Re: Which version of Linux cd for 64 bit machine ??

    Puppy linux

    will boot from usb, dvd, cd, zipdisk, harddrives, etc

    will suit your needs in any situation
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    Default Re: Which version of Linux cd for 64 bit machine ??

    There are 64 and 32 bit versions of Mint, which you can get here: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

    Whether you want MATE or Cinnamon comes down to personal taste, and system power. As a general rule, if your computer is running XP, best to go with MATE. If it is running Windows Vista, 7, or 8, both Cinnamon and MATE will work equally well.

    Edit - if your computer is 64bit, the 64bit version of Linux Mint is recommended, but the 32bit version will work as well.
    If your computer is 32bit, only the 32bit version of Linux Mint will work.
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    Default Re: Which version of Linux cd for 64 bit machine ??

    Yep, 64-bit Mint. Go with either MATE or Cinnamon. I've stuck with MATE personally. It's great!
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    Default Re: Which version of Linux cd for 64 bit machine ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    Yep, 64-bit Mint. Go with either MATE or Cinnamon. I've stuck with MATE personally. It's great!
    You seen Cinnamon 1.8? Way nicer than MATE

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    Default Re: Which version of Linux cd for 64 bit machine ??

    Anope... Might have to give it a whirl

    I just did the in-place upgrade from Mint 13 -> Mint 15
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    Default Re: Which version of Linux cd for 64 bit machine ??

    Thanks for your suggestions. I'll have a look now - and eventually make a decision!
    Now-if I could just remember where I left my brain...

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    Default Re: Which version of Linux cd for 64 bit machine ??

    A lot depends on your purpose.
    If you are looking for an emergency repair disc.
    then Systemrescuecd may suit

    Note that a 32 bit kernel will work on 64 bit CPU as well but a 64 bit will not run on 32 bit CPU

    http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage
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    Default Re: Which version of Linux cd for 64 bit machine ??

    SRCD is great, but it's worth noting that almost all of the tools included with it are command-line only. If you're not familiar with using a Linux shell, you may want to choose something else.

    That said, if you are happy living in a shell, then SRCD can't be beaten - it's my personal favourite as a rescue or bootstrap distro, and lives permanently on a flash drive on my keyring . It's also Gentoo-based, which suits me nicely - Gentoo is what I run on my personal systems. The only rescue-type tool that I regularly use that SRCD doesn't include out of the box is debootstrap - not sure why this isn't present by default, but it's easy enough to add if this is something you're likely to want.
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