CruxEX 2011 Linux LiveCD

CruxEX 2011 Linux LiveCD is based on CRUX 2.7 (latest version), which is all Linux enthusiasts/nerds favorite OS. (CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at Experienced Linux users). CruxEX 2011 uses the Fluxbox Desktop environment. I have replaced the original Crux kernel 2.6.35.6 with “my” special kernel 2.6.37.2-exton, with support for “everything”.

Kernel 2.6.37.2 is the latest available stable kernel. Among all installed applications are Firefox, Thunderbird and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source.

Unique
CruxEX is – as my previous Crux-remasters EXTON-CR LXDE and EXTON-CR KDE – unique in the world. I.e. there is no other CRUX Live CD 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 2.6.37.2) supports “all forms of” hardware.

Default language
The default language (locale) is set to English.

Install to hard disk with Crux Installer
CruxEX can be installed to the hard drive in live mode with Crux Installer, which can be expected to be perceived as positive by some. CRUX – original – contains neither Fluxbox, Gnome, KDE, LXDE, or any other desktop environment.

Login and X configuration
When you start up your computer from the disc you will end up in console mode. Login as the ordinary user linux or as root (superuser) with password linux respectively root. Then run the command startx to enjoy X and Fluxbox. You may need to run the xconfig command before the command startx. You can also (if necessary) edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file manually. Editing is done with the command nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Go down to the line “Device configured by xorgconfig” and “Section Device”. Replace Driver “vesa”with Driver “nv” if you have an Nvidia card or “radeon” if you have an ATI card. A little further down, you can also change your screen resolution if you wish. Note that you can alternatively first login and make changes to the X when you are in Fluxbox. Edit the xorg.conf file with Leafpad. Then restart Fluxbox. I. e. logout of from Fluxbox.

See a screenshot of the Desktop HERE. Read more about CruxEX HERE (in Swedish).

DOWNLOAD
You can download CruxEX 2011 from The Swedish Linux Society server for free.

md5sum for the ISO file, which is of 284 MB.

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4 thoughts on “CruxEX 2011 Linux LiveCD

  1. After having unsolvable troubles with compiling and starting my own CRUX 2.7 Kernel, I just tried your flavour of Crux.
    Really interesting, except the fact you don’t ship the kernel sources (and what is more important for me) the .config within the image.
    Would be great if you could send me that one via mail.

    Getting “…unable to sync VFS…” after lilo really sucks.
    Have rebuilt the Kernel for about 8 times now.

    Have a nice day
    Matt.

  2. I want my own CRUX kernel because it is part of the setup process.
    I tried copying your kernel (with System.map and initrd) into my Installation base, which didn’t work out.

    Would be cool if you published your config, I really don’t know why my kernel does not boot.

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