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Author Topic: how can I install the cpuid diagnostic in dsl?  (Read 7143 times)
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« on: December 14, 2013, 06:45:33 PM »

I am trying to figure out if an old computer with a Pentium M processor has a Phyiscal Address Extention (PAE) capability (compaq nc4000)

Some distros come with a cpuid command.
Fedora, for examle:    https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/cpuid

DSL is the perfect live distro for trouble shooting, so I am running it on the laptop... but there is no cpuid command.

Can anyone help me get this installed? Or give me a work around?

I am a newb with limited shell experience.

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 05:58:23 AM »

The system information program in DSL gives some fairly detailed info about the processor, have you looked at that?

The windows in that are simply listings of direct commands and log files, so there must be some way to access the CPU info from the command line and perhaps get more detail.

Oh, I remember now. Here it is (http://acpi.sourceforge.net/documentation/processor.html). Don't know if it can tell you what you want though...

If you've got a DOS bootdisk or want to burn a copy of "Ultimate Boot CD", you could run AIDA16, which might tell you more.
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