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exGENT (Gentoo) 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD - two
I've made yet a new version (20141227) of exGENT.
Now with Xfce4
and Lxqt. It is
for the 64 bit architecture. I call it exGENT
2015 Xfce4 Live DVD. It replaces
version 20141130. Version 141227 of exGENT uses
kernel 3.18.1. (The latest
stable kernel). The ISO file is of 1690 MB due to
the fact that this version has a lot of packages
preinstalled. Among them four different Web
Browsers: Firefox, Opera, Chromium and Seamonkey.
Despite this exGENT version 141227 runs
surprisingly fast from DVD or USB. Faster than
most other Linux live systems. All installed
packages in exGENT have been updated to the latest
available version by 141227.
I've made yet a new version (20141205) of
exGENT. This time for the 32 bit
architecture. I call it exGENT 2015 LXDE
Live DVD. The new version (141205 of
1170 MB) uses LXDE
as Desktop environment. All installed packages in
exGENT 32 bit have been updated to the latest
available version by 141205. I have included Porthole
Package Manager also in this version of
exGENT. Used kernel: 3.16.5-gentoo-exton.
The best thing with exGENT is the premier
autodetection of hardware and the ability to
easily install the system to hard drive during a
live session. Installed programs: Among many
others GParted, Firefox, Thunderbird, AbiWord
and Wicd. Furthermore compilation tools so that
you can install programs from source the
Gentoo way. (After the installation to
The predecessor to exGENT, Exton-Gentoo,
was built completely from scratch. I.e. all its
programs were compiled from source. As for exGENT
version 111019 I did "cheat" a bit. I.e.
exGENT version 111019 was based on another
Gentoo-based distribution, but I changed
(almost) everything. The changes were so great
that virtually nothing was left of the original
distribution. In exGENT version 120814, 130215,
130318, 130415, 130423, 130926, 131017, 131028,
131129, 140207, 140210, 140212, 141205 and
141227 I'm back to buildning from source.
Quick install to Hard Drive
exGENT Linux can be installed to hard drive in
3 - 10 min. (Depending on computer
type). 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 (Gentoo) installed on your computers very
easy. Read below on how the installation works.
UPGRADE the System
The exGENT Systems (version 141227 and 141205) are in
very good shape, since I, without problems, have been
able to update the whole systems with the following
# emerge --ask --update --newuse --deep
# emerge --depclean
Gentoo/exGENT is a rolling
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).
The default language (locale) is set to English.
The default keyboard layout is American (us). Change
it by running the command setxkbmap se (for
Normally X is configured automatically during startup
from the disc (dvd). On one of my computers with an
Nvidia card (GeForce GTX 550 Ti) I had to change the
boot line to look like this: kernel
/boot/vmlinuz real_root=/dev/loop0 looptype=squashfs
loop=/livecd.squashfs initrd nomodeset
udev nodevfs cdroot
Install exGENT to hard drive
Please read this INSTRUCTION.
Install exGENT to a USB stick
Please read this INSTRUCTION.
This is done in the same way as a hard drive
You'll find some nice Gentoo wallpapers in
You can (if you
like) use Porthole
Package Manager (after a hard drive/USB pen
drive install). Porthole is preinstalled in exGENT
version 141227 and 141205. Porthole is a
front-end for Portage,
the Gentoo Package management system. It allows you
to browse through available software packages and
install them easy as pie. You can for example
install the LXDE
Desktop Environment (in version 141227). It will look
Log in to Xfce4 or Lxqt - version 141227: When you
start up your computer from the dvd you will end up at
login screen. Log in as the ordinary user live
with password live. You can later become root
with the command sudo su. Root's
password will be live then. The real
password for root is auto-scrambled (with pwgen)
during boot up for security reasons. Log in to LXDE -
version 141205: When you start up your computer from
the dvd you will end up in console mode. Login as root
with password root. Then run startx.
Run exGENT version 141227 as root
If you like to run exGENT as root you can do so. Just
press Ctrl Alt F1 from LightDM's login screen. In
console mode run sudo su followed by startx.
You will then enter Xfce4 as root.
GO FOR IT!
You'll run exGENT super fast in RAM. (Version 141205).
The launch from the dvd becomes a little slow, but
then... A wonderful way to run Linux if you have
enough RAM. You'll need at least 2 GB.
Wicd make it
easy 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. Check the name of your
interfaces with the command iwconfig (as
Who is exGENT/Gentoo for?
Experienced Linux users or those who really want to
See a screenshot of the Xfce4,
exGENT Linux version 141227 and 141205 can be
downloaded from SourceForge.net
- Fast, secure and free downloads from the
largest Open Source applications and software
ALTERNATIVE DOWNLOAD location
Swedish Linux Society
for version 141227 - 64 bit - of 1690 MB
md5sum for version 141205 - 32 bit - of 1170 MB