As a long time reader on the OCN forums, and not much of a poster/contributor, I thought of sharing this with all of you as a tiny 'Thank You'
Well, in brief, a few days ago and after discovering the GSAT tool for checking memory stability, I've been wondering if I should try running it on a lightweight Linux distro. instead of a full fledged one like Mint.
So, after a lot of researching and testing out many small distributions, I settled on 'Core Pure 64bit' flavor from http://tinycorelinux.net
, which is 14MB in size!
I've compiled the latest version of GSAT v1.0.9 from it's Github repository: https://github.com/stressapptest/stressapptest
Nothing has been modified or added in the distro but the single compiled file (stressapptest) added under /usr/local/bin.
Working wonderfully as expected, and I've managed to allocate about 99.5% of memory to the test tool, which is the whole point of using a minimal Linux distro.
A TL;DR version:
What is it:
GSAT memory stability testing tool (v1.0.9) added to a tiny Linux Distro. (CorePure64 v9) in a 14MB bootable ISO file.
How to use:
- Download and burn the ISO file into a CD/DVD or a USB stick using a tool like 'Rufus' or similar ones.
- Enable 'Legacy' support in BIOS.
- Boot from the CD/DVD/USB.
- Use the tool as you wish, but commonly you would type: 'stressapptest -W -s 3600'
Please let me know how it works for you, or if you have any feedback or suggestions.