I have now completed a new Ubuntu remaster, which I call Ubuntu Barebone 12:04 32bit Exton Remix. It is inspired by iQunix, which I tested the other day. My “barbone” Ubuntu 12:04 system is about 15 times better than iQunix. (In my humble opinion). This is partly due to the fact that “my” system starts up and runs lightning fast compared to iQunix. iQunix is created using Remastersys. My remaster is created with “my own methods.”
Desktop Environment and Program content etc
The Desktop environment used is the new Xfce 4.10 – released 120428. Only essential programs are also installed. Firefox is replaced with the lightning fast Midori. Three larger programs are installed. Namely Synaptic (package manager), Ubuntu Software Center and GParted. The idea now is thus that you should fill in with the programs you like. You can do this even during live operation. That is, while running from the CD. That way you can “tailor” your own Ubuntu system. Study the Ubuntu Barebone’s full program list as of today 120616.
You normally run the system as the ordinary user ubuntu (as in the original). You end up after booting from the disk directly into Xfce 4.10 as user ubuntu. You can also log in to Xfce as root (superuser) if you would like or need it. Then logout from Xfce first and then back again from LightDM’s login page as “Other”. That is, as root. The password for root is root. The user account ubuntu has no password. During the installation to hard disk, you get (of course) the chance to create a user account of your own.
Ubuntu Barebone uses “my” special kernel 3.2.0-26-exton. (The last Ubuntu kernel). It is compiled exactly the same way as all the official Ubuntu kernels. That is, The Ubuntu Way. If not, they could not function in an Ubuntu system.
Changing the root password
If you install Ubuntu to hard disk Barebone you should immediately (for security reasons) manually change root’s password. This is because during installation you are not asked for any root password. (Ubuntu original uses no such thing). The root password is changed by running the command sudo passwd root. If you are really careful of you can change the root password even while running Barebone from the CD. You can also remove the root password with sudo passwd root-l.
Interested parties can download the new Ubuntu Barebone 12:04 32bit Exton Remix live CD from the Swedish Linux Society server.
md5sum for the ISO file ubuntu-barebone 12:04-32bit-Exton-remix-664mb-120616.iso