exGENT 32bit Linux Live DVD – version 120814

GentooI’ve made a new version of exGENT, which is based on Gentoo version 120710 (latest). The old version of exGENT is from 111019. My new exGENT Linux live system uses Fluxbox 1.3.2 as Desktop Environment and “my special” kernel LINUX.EXTON.NET3.0.4-exton. Kernel 3.3.8-gentoo will be used after a hard disk installation. Fluxbox is used because of its speed. The system language is English. Quite new is that I’ve found a suitable installation program, in which a Grub installation (Grub Legacy) is included.

About
The best thing with exGENT version 120814 is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the system to hard drive and/or USB stick. Installed programs: Among many others Firefox and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way. Kernel sources for kernel 3.3.8-gentoo is also included.

exGENT Linux can be installed to hard drive in 5 – 10 min. This means that all of you who might hesitate to perform a normal Gentoo installation – which can take up to a couple of days – now have the chance to get this great Linux system on your computers very easy.

Rolling distribution
Gentoo/exGENT is a rolling distribution, which implies that once you have installed the system on the hard drive there is no need for re-installations (which otherwise is common in the Linux world).

GO FOR IT!
You can run exGENT super fast in RAM. Start Option 2 (Copy2RAM). The launch from the dvd becomes a little slow, but then… A wonderful way to run Linux. After booting the dvd pops out automatically.

READ MORE in English or Swedish

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exGENT (Gentoo) LiveCD with kernel 3.0.4

I’ve made a new version of exGENT (Gentoo) LiveCD. The old version of exGENT is from 2009. My new exGENT Linux system use Fluxbox as Desktop Environment and kernel 3.0.4-exton. Fluxbox is used because of its speed. The system language is English because I want to spread exGENT across the world. Quite new is that I’ve found a suitable installation program, in which a Grub installation (Grub Legacy) is included. Even old exGENT could be installed to hard disk, but only “manually”. I have replaced the Gentoo kernel with “my” special kernel 3.0.4-exton, with support for “extra everything”.

About
The best thing with exGENT is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to easily install the system to hard drive and/or USB stick. Installed programs: Among many others Firefox 7.0.1 (latest version), AbiWord, Audacious, Wicd, GParted, gFTP, Pidgin, Apache (Web server), and Cups. Furthermore compilation tools so that you can install programs from source the Gentoo way.

History
The predecessor to exGENT, Exton-Gentoo, was built completely from scratch. I.e. all its programs were compiled from source. As for exGENT I have “cheated” a bit. I.e. exGENT is based on another Gentoo-based distribution, but I have changed (almost) everything. The changes are so great that virtually nothing remains of the originally distribution.

exGENT Linux can in 5 – 10 min be installed to hard drive. This means that all of you who might hesitate to perform a normal Gentoo installation – which can take up to a couple of days – now have the chance to get this great Linux system on your computers very easy. Read below on how the installation works.

Kernel with support for almost anything
If you have a new or/and unusual hardware you should try exGENT. This is because the system (using kernel 3.0.4) supports “all forms of” hardware.

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

Keyboard
The default keyboard layout is American (us). Change it by running the command setxkbmap se (for Sweden) or click on the Swedish flag in the menu under System.

Install exGENT to hard disk
Please read this INSTRUCTION.

Install exGENT to USB stick

Use the program exGENT2usb or this method, which is the best one. To start exGENT2USB instead: Open up a terminal and run the command exgent2usb (as root). Follow the instructions on the screen.

Login to Fluxbox
When you start up your computer from the disc you will end up in in X/Slim Login Manager. Login as the ordinary user live or as root (superuser) with password live respectively root.

Read more (if you understand Swedish)…

See a screenshot of the Desktop HERE.

DOWNLOAD
exGENT Linux can be downloaded from Sourceforge.netFast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.

CruxEX (Crux Linux) 2011 LiveCD with kernel 3.0.4

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 Xfce 4.8 Desktop environment. I have replaced the original Crux kernel 2.6.35.6 with “my” special kernel 3.0.4-exton, with support for “extra everything”. The system language is English. Read more about CruxEX 2011 HERE.