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Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in
English you may like
Exton|OS 64bit Linux
Live DVD/CD » version 150428,
150202 and 141122 based on Ubuntu
15.04/14.10 and Debian
Jessie with Mate 1.8.1/Openbox
3.5.2/Fluxbox and kernel 3.19.0-14-exton,
3.18.0-10-exton respectively 3.16.0-21-exton
ExTiX 15.2 64bit »
version 150417 (two editions) based on Debian
15.04 with KDE/LXQt and kernel
64bit Linux » version
150214 based on Linux
Mint 17.1 Rebecca with Cinnamon
2.4 and kernel 3.19.0-5-exton
(Linux for all) 64bit DVD »
version 150513 based on Ubuntu
15.04 and Debian 8 with Fluxbox combined with
Cairo-Dock and kernel 3.19.0-14-exton
EXTON OpSuS 13.2 KDE
Linux live USB » version 150217 based on openSUSE
13.2 with KDE
4.14.4 Desktop environment. Coming as an IMAGE file
for direct installation on a USB pen drive
ExLight Live DVD
64bit » version 150126 based
on Ubuntu 15.04 with
0.19.1 and kernel 3.18.0-10-exton
ArchEX Linux Dual
boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD »
version 150409 based on Arch
Linux with kernel 3.19.3-1-ARCH and LXDE
64bit 2015 Linux Live USB » version
150511 based on CRUX
3.1 with LXDE and kernel 4.0.2-x86_64-cruxex
Linux Super Rescue System version 150108 - 64
bit - based on Fedora
21 with Cinnamon
2.4.5 and version 140403 - 32bit - based on Mageia
4 with LXDE
MultiBootCD 6-OS » version
150131 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
exGENT Linux Live
DVD 64bit/32bit » version
141227 and 141205 based on Gentoo
respectively LXDE and
64bit Live DVD » version 141220
based on Slackware
14.1 with KDE 4.10.5 and kernel 3.18.1-x86_64-exton
Linux Live CD 32bit » version 150501 based on Puppy
Linux Tahr 6.0 with kernel 4.0.1-PAE-puppex
Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version
150329, 150122 and 150219 based on Debian
Jessie with Xfce
3.14 respectively KDE
4.14.3 and kernel 3.18.0-8-exton respectively
(Android) 5.0.2 x86 Lollipop Live CD » version
150505 with “my” special kernel
3.10.58-exton-android-x86+ and GAPPS
KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton build 5 » version
150504 with kernel 4.0.0-exton-android-x86, Google
Play Store and many other GAPPS
Raspberry Pi 2 » version 150508 based on Debian Jessie
(Debian 8), Ubuntu Vivid Vervet (Ubuntu
15.04) and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM
Raspberry p1 2 » version 150405 is an Android
system which can run on Raspberry
Pi 2 » version 150414 is a “remaster” of Arch
Linux ARM. When you have installed RaspArch to
SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux
To read if you have an ATI/Radeon or a Nvidia
Optimus Graphics card
On one of my laptops with an ATI card, I could easily
run CruxEX 3.1 from a USB stick. When the system was
installed to the hard drive, however, X did not start.
(Error: vesa: Ignoring device with a bound kernel).
I could only solve this through the following
commands/measures in console mode:
1. ports -u
2. prt-get remove xorg-xf86-video-ati
3. Finally, I created this xorg.conf
file and put the same in /etc/X11. Then X
started up nicely!
The same thing happened when I tried to run CruxEX
version 150511 on a laptop with a Nvidia Optimus
CruxEX version 150511 you just have to follow my
advice 3. I.e. put my xorg.conf
file in /etc/X11.
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CruxEX 3.1 64bit Linux
CruxEX 3.1 64 bit Linux Live CD/USB
is based on CRUX 3.1
(latest version, released 140716), which is all Linux
enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX 3.1 is a
lightweight Linux distribution for the x86-64
architecture targeted at experienced Linux users).
CruxEX 3.1 2015 uses the LXDE
Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX
kernel with "my" special kernel 4.0.2-x86_64-cruxex,
with support for "extra everything".
Kernel 4.0.2 is the latest available stable kernel as
of 150511. Among all installed
applications are Firefox 40.0a1 (Nightly), Gimp
2.8.14 and Wicd.
Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install
programs from source.
CruxEX 2015 is distributed both as an ISO
file and a Zip file.
Install my new version of CruxEX 3.1 64bit from 150511
to a USB Pen Drive and save your system
changes - read this INSTRUCTION.
If you later on decide you want to install CruxEX to
hard drive from the USB Pen Drive all your system
changes will also be installed to the hard drive. Or
burn the ISO file to a CD and run CruxEX live the
"normal" way. Mainly the ISO file is for all of you
who like to run and test Linux systems in VirtualBox
(before installing the systems to hard drive).
About CruxEX 3.1 version 150511
All packages have been upgraded to the latest
available version (with prt-get sysup).
Furthermore: This version uses kernel 4.0.2 released
new in kernel 4.0
CruxEX 3.1 2015 build 150511 is - as my previous
CRUX-remasters - unique in the world. I.e. there is no
other CRUX Live CD/USB in any language (as far as I
know). In any case, not for downloading.
Kernel with support for almost anything
If you have a new or/and unusual hardware you should
try CruxEX. This is because the system (using kernel
4.0.2) supports "all forms of" hardware.
The default language (locale) is set to English.
The default keyboard layout is American (us). Change
it by running the command setxkbmap se (for Sweden).
To make it permanent change /etc/rc.conf.
Install CruxEX to hard disk
CruxEX can be installed to the hard drive in live
mode, which can be expected to be perceived as
positive by some. CRUX - the original system -
contains neither Xfce, Fluxbox, Gnome, KDE, LXDE, or
any other Desktop
environment. Please read my INSTALL
Instructions. While installing CruxEX 3.1 to
hard disk you can install Grub2
as startup manager.
Install CruxEX 2.8/3.1 CD/USB to a USB Pen Drive
This can be done in three different ways. Please read my
for CruxEX 2.8 and my INSTRUCTION
for CruxEX 3.1. It can be done i Windows or Linux.
Login to LXDE
When you start up your computer from the cd/usb stick
you will end up in console mode. Log in as the ordinary
user live or as root
(superuser) with password live respectively root.
Then run the command startx to enjoy X and
LXDE. In version 150511 you can only log in as root. Problems with X?
Please read my advices below in the left column.
Use Wicd to
configure wireless connections. Just start up Wicd
Client. Give your WEP/WAP password and connect. That's
it! Maybe you will have to change your network
interfaces (eth0, wlan0) to for example eth1 and wlan1
in Wicd's Preferences and click on the button Refresh
before you can connect. If you're using a wired
connection you may have to disconnect and reconnect.
Please read about CRUX
Ports System. Most important commands: ports
-u, prt-get sysup, prt-get depinst
UsefulProgram, prt-get remove
NOTE: Don't forget to run ports -u
first! Sometimes it can be necessary to add -if (ignore
footprint) and/or -im (ignore md5sum) to the
just mentioned install command prt-get depinst.
Example: The command prt-get depinst -if -im vlc
will install Vlc
Media Player. (Takes a couple of hours...).
about CruxEX 3.0 (if you understand Swedish)...
See a screenshot
of the LXDE Desktop
See another screenshot
of the Desktop with Firefox Nightly running
CruxEX 3.1 64bit 2015 version 150511 can be downloaded
- Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest
Open Source applications and software directory.
An alternative download location is The
Swedish Linux Society.
for CruxEX 3.1 64bit ZIP
for CruxEX 3.1 64bit ISO
NOTE about CruxEX 2.8 32bit
I have kept the old version of CruxEX (CruxEX 32bit 2.8
version 121116) on the Sourceforge.net
server. People with older computers (32bit) may
like it. CruxEX 2.8 also uses the LXDE
CruxEX 2.8 32bit version 121116
for CruxEX 2.8 32bit ISO
MORE about CruxEX 2.8 (if you understand