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CruxEX 3.4 64bit 2018 Linux Live USB » version 180912 based on CRUX 3.4 with LXDE and kernel 4.18.7-exton
Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System version 190121 – 64 bit – based on Fedora 29 with Cinnamon 4.0.8 and kernel 4.19.15
MultiBootCD 6-OS » version
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PuppEX Slack64/Xenial Linux
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Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version 181001, 181030
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10.4, Gnome 3.30
Plasma 5:47 with kernel 4.19.0-exton
AndEX (Android-x86_64) 8.1 Oreo » version 181028 with GAPPS, Google Play Store, Netflix, Spotify, Firefox and Microsoft Launcher
(Android-x86_64) 7.1.2 Nougat » version 170930 with “my
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AndEX (Android-x86_64) 6.0.1 Marsmallow Live CD »
version 170923 with “my special” kernel 4.4.20-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS pre-installed.
Netflix works (!).
(Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version 160215 with
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KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build 10 » version 180108 with
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RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 3 Model B+
and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 181010 (BunsenLabs) and
181022/181015 (LXDE) based on Ubuntu 18.10/18.04 LTS, Debian 9 Stretch and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoCs)
RaspEX with OpenCPN 4.8.8 for for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 3 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 181120
RaspEX Kodi Rpi3 with LXDE and Kodi 18 RC4 Media Center Leia with Netflix, Plex and Amazon Video addons » Build 190124
Oreo 8.1 for Raspberry
Pi 3 Build 180717 » RaspAnd Oreo is an Android Oreo
system with GAPPS,
which can run on Raspberry
Pi 3 Model B and Model B+. NOTE:
Can be installed in Windows and Linux
Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry
Pi 3 Build 180529 » RaspAnd Nougat is an Android 7.1.2 Nougat
system with GAPPS,
which can run on Raspberry
Pi 3 Model B. NOTE: Can
be installed in Windows and Linux
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
RaspArch for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Pi 3 Model B and Pi 2 Model B » version 181117 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
EXTON OpSuS Rpi Tumbleweed for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and Pi 3 Model B » version 181126 is a “remaster” of openSUSE’s Tumbleweed image. When you have installed EXTON OpSuS Rpi to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other openSUSE system
FedEX Rpi3 for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and Pi 3 Model B » version 181206 is a “remaster” Fedora Project’s Fedora 29 build for ARM. When you have installed FedEX Rpi3 to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Fedora system
Chromium OS (ChromX) » Exton Build 181218 is for all 64bit “normal” Desktop computers and laptops. It must be installed to a USB Pen Drive
Debian PIXEL » Exton Build 180928 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
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 180912 on a laptop with a Nvidia Optimus
CruxEX version 180912 you just have to follow my
advice 3. I.e. put my xorg.conf
file in /etc/X11.
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CruxEX 3.4 64bit Linux
CruxEX 3.4 64 bit Linux Live USB
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 it simple, 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
3.4 2018 uses the LXDE
Desktop environment. I have replaced the original CRUX
kernel 4.14.20 with "my" special kernel 4.18.7-exton,
with support for "extra everything".
Kernel and installed packages
Kernel 4.18.7 is the latest available stable
kernel as of 180912. Among all installed and updated applications
(for Netflix), Spotify
(a must-have!), GParted, PCManFM, Gimp and Wicd.
Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install
programs from source. Note:
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
180912 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:
can't be enabled anymore while running CruxEX from a
About CruxEX 3.4 version 180912
All packages have been upgraded to the latest
available version (with prt-get sysup).
Furthermore: This version uses kernel 4.18.7 released
180909! And of course Google Chrome for Netflix!
in kernel 4.18?
CruxEX 3.4 2018 build 180912 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
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
4.18.7) 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
Sound and Alsamixer
Normally you should have sound automatically. If not
run the command sudo alsamixer.
Before that you'll have to run the following three
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. (Pulseaudio can be quite
complicated to configure and manage).
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 Desktop
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. It can be done in Windows (very easy)
and in Linux. It's a bit complicated to do it in Linux,
but it can be done.
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
with X? Please read my advices below in the
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
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
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) and/or -is (ignore
signatue) 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
running from USB in VirtualBox
running in CruxEX
USB live boot screen
CruxEX 3.4 64bit 2018 version 180912 can be downloaded
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