Install my new version of CruxEX 3.0 64bit from 130626 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. In case of a hard drive installation you can use Grub2 as boot loader.
About CruxEX 3.0 version 130626
All packages have been upgraded to the latest available version (with prt-get sysup). This means (for example) that Firefox is in version 21.0. Furthermore: This version uses kernel 3.9.6!
I’ve made a new version of Exton-Slack 14.0 (Slackware 14.0).
New features in version 130619 of Exton-Slack 14.0 (compared with the previous version from 130514)
I have replaced kernel 3.8.7-exton with kernel 3.9.6-x86_64-exton with support for “extra everything”. KDE is upgraded to version 4.10.4. All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware version by now. I may mention in particular GParted 0.14.1 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), AbiWord 2.8.6 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories, GSlapt 0.5.3h, Firefox 20.0, Thunderbird 17.0.5, Samba 3.6.8 and GCC 4.8.1. This is my first Slackware live system for 64 bit computers. Furthermore I have installed Grub 2, which can be used as boot loader (if you want) after a hard drive install. Study the full package LIST.
Ten reasons to choose Slackware Linux
I have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware 12.0 – 14.0 and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk , SlackEX, Exton|Defender and Exton-Slack. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel huge. “My” kernel 3.9.6-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.9.6 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released 20130613.
Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.9 kernel
If you want to install my kernel in your Slackware 64bit system, do this:
1. Download linux-kernel-3.9.6-x86_64-exton.zip – md5sum
2. Unpack it with unzip linux-kernel-3.9.6-x86_64-exton.zip
3. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.9.6-x86_64-exton.txz
(The kernel is packed just like Slackware’s original kernels so that everything ends up in the right place)
3. If necessary, change your Grub Legacy/Grub 2 configuration
4. If you have an Nvidia graphics card in your computer, you may need to look over your files in /etc/modprobe.d before restarting the computer. That is remove the “blacklisting” of Nouveau’s kernel module in the appropriate files blacklist.conf and nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf. With “my” kernel functions the Nouveau “free” driver works just fine.
Restart your computer and enjoy!