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Is there a live linux distro that I can use for burn-in? I'd like something that has Bonnie++ on it. I've found other live CDs that have utilities, but nothing with bonnie++ on it.

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StressLinux is a minimal linux distribution running from a bootable cdrom (LiveCD) or via PXE. Stresslinux is dedicated to users who want to test their system(s) entirely on high load and monitoring the health.


  • stress 0.18.1 (A tool to impose certain types of stress on a POSIX system.)
  • CPUBurn 1.4 (CPU maximum load (heat) stability test)
  • CPU Burn-In 1.00 (CPU burn-in test)
  • nbench 2.2.1 (CPU test suite)
  • iometer 2003.12.16 (I/O performance meter)
  • hddtemp 0.3beta11 (A program to display the temperature of your hard drive.)
  • lm_sensors 2.8.7 (LM78 and other hardware monitor drivers.)
  • busybox 1.0.0rc3 (Single small executable which contains common UNIX utilities)
  • lshw A.01.07 (Hardware lister)
  • bonnie++ 1.03a (Hard drive benchmark)
  • netio 1.23 (Network benchmark)
  • smartmontools 5.32 (S.M.A.R.T. drivetests)
  • x86info 1.12b (CPU information)
  • memtest86 3.1a (A stand-alone memory diagnostic)
  • memtest86+ 1.15 (An other stand-alone memory diagnostic)
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You might want to look at another distro named Parted Magic. It specializes in everything that has to do with hard disks and includes bonnie++ among other things.

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Parted Magic is included with the [](Ultimate Boot CD), which is a bootable CD which contains many diagnostic utilities. Many of these utilities are otherwise only available via a floppy disk image. – Stefan Lasiewski Jun 16 '10 at 20:35

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