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Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in
64bit Linux Live DVD » version
based on Ubuntu
18.04 LTS and Debian
Buster/Sid with Budgie
Desktop 10.4 and kernel 4.16.0-rc3-exton
18.4-2/18.4/17.7/17.5/16.5 64bit »
version 180421 based on Debian
18.04/17.04/16.10 with Deepin/Budgie/KDE/LXQt
and kernel 4.16.2-exton
MeX 64bit Linux » version
180426 with Refracta Tools based on Ubuntu 18.04 with Cinnamon
3.6.7 and kernel 4.15.0-19-exton
LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD » version 170827 with Refracta Tools
based on Ubuntu 16.04.3
LTS and Debian Stretch
combined with Cairo-Dock
and kernel 4.12.0-12-exton
OpSuS Tumbleweed Linux live USB » version 180114 based on openSUSE
Tumbleweed with KDE
4.14.38 and Cinnamon 3.6.2 as Desktop environments. Coming as an IMAGE
file for direct installation on a USB pen drive
Live DVD 64bit » version
180217/171112 based on Ubuntu
and Debian with Enlightenment
0.22.1/0.20, Refracta Tools and kernel 4.15.2-exlight
64bit Linux Live DVD »
Build 171129 based on Arch
Linux with kernel 4.13.12-1-ARCH and Deepin 15.5 and Calamares
64bit Live DVD » version 171223 based on Slackware 14.2
with KDE 4.14.38 and kernel 4.14.8-x86_64-efi-exton
3.4 64bit 2018 Linux Live USB » version
180520 based on CRUX
3.4 with LXDE and kernel 4.16.9-exton
Linux Super Rescue System version 170909 - 64 bit - based on Fedora 26 with Cinnamon 3.4.6
and kernel 4.12.9
MultiBootCD 6-OS » version
160928 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
Linux Live DVD 64bit » version
180410 based on Gentoo
Linux with LXQt 0.11.0
and genkernel 4.15.14-aufs-gentoo-exgent
PuppEX Slack64/Xenial Linux
Live CD 64/32bit » version 160823/160822 based on Puppy Slacko64/LxPup
with kernel 4.7.2-x8_64-puppex/4.7.1-x86-pae-puppex
Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version 180219, 180223
and 180221 based on Debian
Stretch/Buster/Sid with Budgie Desktop
10.4, Gnome 3.26
Plasma 5:42 with kernel 4.15.4-exton
(Android-x86_64) 8.1 Oreo » version 180202 with GAPPS, Google Play
App Manager and Win
(Android-x86_64) 7.1.2 Nougat » version 170930 with “my
special” kernel 4.13.3-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS
AndEX (Android-x86_64) 6.0.1 Marsmallow Live CD »
version 170923 with “my special” kernel 4.4.20-exton-android-x86_64 and
pre-installed. Netflix works (!).
(Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version 160215 with
“my special” kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS pre-installed
KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build 10 » version 180108 with
kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store
and many other GAPPS
for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 3
Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 180328 based on
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Debian 9 Stretch and
Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoCs)
4.99.0 for for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 3
Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 180331
Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry
Pi 3 Build 171220 » RaspAnd Nougat is an Android 7.1.2 Nougat
system system which can run on Raspberry
Pi 3. NOTE: RaspAnd can be
installed in Windows
6.0.1 for Raspberry
Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170521/160915 » RaspAnd Marshmallow is
system which can run on Raspberry
Pi 3 and Pi 2. NOTE: Can be
installed in Windows
Lollipop for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 160315 is an Android 5.1 Lollipop
system with Google
Play Services which can run on Raspberry Pi
Pi 3 Model B+, Pi 3 Model B and Pi 2 Model B » version 180402
is a “remaster” of Arch
Linux ARM. When you have installed RaspArch to your Micro
SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system
(ChromX) » Exton Build 170212 is for all 64bit “normal”
Desktop computers and laptops. It must be installed to a USB Pen Drive
PIXEL » Exton Build 180316 is a 32bit remix
of the Raspberry
Pi Foundation’s PIXEL
image, which can run on a PC or Mac. Refracta
tools are included
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 3.4
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 xorg-xf86-video-vesa
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 180520 on a
laptop with a Nvidia Optimus Graphic card.
In CruxEX version 180520 you just have to follow my advice 3. I.e. put
file in /etc/X11.
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CruxEX 3.4 64bit Linux
CruxEX 3.4 64 bit Linux
is based on CRUX 3.4
(latest version, released 180512), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds
favorite OS. (CRUX is a
lightweight Linux distribution for the x86_64 architecture
targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this
distribution is keep
which is reflected in a straightforward tar.gz-based package system,
BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed
packages. The secondary focus is utilization of new Linux features and
recent tools and libraries. CRUX also has a ports system which makes it
easy to install and upgrade applications). CruxEX 3.4 2018
uses the LXDE
Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX kernel 4.14.20
special kernel 4.16.9-exton, with support
for "extra everything".
Kernel and installed packages
Kernel 4.16.9 is the latest available stable kernel as of
180520. Among all installed
and updated applications
Chrome (for Netflix),
(a must-have!), GParted, PCManFM, Gimp and Wicd.
Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from
Chrome are not in the CRUX repositories.
CruxEX 2018 is distributed only as a Zip
file. Install my new version of CruxEX 3.4 64bit from 180520 to a USB
Pen Drive and run the system superfast from RAM
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. NOTE:
Unfortunately persistence can't be enabled anymore while running CruxEX
from a USB stick.
About CruxEX 3.4 version 180520
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get
sysup). Furthermore: This version uses kernel 4.16.9
180516! And of course Google Chrome for Netflix!
new in kernel 4.16?
CruxEX 3.4 2018 build 180520 is - as my previous CRUX-remasters -
unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD/USB (as far
as I know). In any case, not for downloading. The
good thing with CruxEX is that it is a live system (which CRUX original
isn't) and that you can run CruxEX superfast from RAM. Also that you
can install CruxEX to hard drive in about 5 min and then have a
ready-to-go CRUX desktop system. You can after that install any (extra)
desktop environment you like.
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 4.16.9) supports "all forms of"
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.
Normally you should have sound automatically. If not run the command sudo alsamixer.
that you'll have to run the following three commands.
ln -s /usr/lib/libmenuw.so.6 /usr/lib/libmenu.so.5
ln -s /usr/lib/libpanelw.so.6 /usr/lib/libpanel.so.5
In CruxEX Build 180520 this is already done. NOTE: Sound may not
work when running Firefox without installing Pulseaudio.
Sound works in Google Chrome though without installing
(Pulseaudio can be quite complicated to configure and manage).
CruxEX to hard disk
Install CruxEX 3.4 USB to a USB Pen Drive
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
environment. Please read my INSTALL
Instructions. While installing CruxEX 3.4 to hard disk you
can install Grub2
as startup manager.
Please read my INSTRUCTION
for CruxEX 3.4. This version of CruxEX can only be installed to a USB
stick in Windows. I.e. you can't do it in Linux.
Login to LXDE
When you start up your computer from the 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. Problems
Please read my advices below in the left column.
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.
Run CruxEX in VirtualBox in Windows
Once you have installed CruxEX to a USB stick you can run CruxEX from the USB stick in VirtualBox. Follow this instruction. You can go on and also install CruxEX in VirtualBox.
Please read about CRUX
Ports System. Most important commands: ports -u,
prt-get sysup, prt-get
depinst MyUsefulProgram, 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...). Note
also: If you just want to update/upgrade one package you
can do it with prt-get update MyUsefulPackage
The LXDE Desktop
CruxEX running from USB in VirtualBox
Spotify running in CruxEX
The USB live boot screen
ALL installed packages...
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