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Linux Super Rescue System version 160705 - 64
bit - based on Fedora 24 with Cinnamon 3.0.6 and version 150701 - 32bit - based on Mageia 5 with Cinnamon 2.4.5
MultiBootCD 6-OS » version
160106 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit » version 160123 based on Gentoo with Xfce 4.12.1 and genkernel 4.4.0-gentoo-exton
Slack64/Xenial Linux Live CD 64/32bit » version 160823/160822 based
Slacko64/LxPup with kernel
Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version
160109, 160105 and 160604 based on Debian Jessie/Stretch/Sid with Xfce 4.12.1, Gnome
3.18.3 respectively KDE 4.14.2 and kernel 4.6.1-debex
(Android-x86) 6.0.1 Marsmallow Live CD »
version 160220 with “my special” kernel
4.4.0-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS pre-installed
(Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version
160215 with “my special” kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86
and GAPPS pre-installed
KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build
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RaspAnd Marshmallow for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 160717 is an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow system with Google
Play Services and GAPPS,
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RaspAnd Lollipop for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 160315 is an Android 5.1 Lollipop system with Google
Play Services which can run on Raspberry Pi 3/2
RaspArch for Raspberry
Pi 3/2 » version 160312 is a “remaster” of Arch
Linux ARM. When you have installed RaspArch to
SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system
(ChromX) » Exton Build 160525 is for all 64bit
“normal” Desktop computers and laptops. It must be
installed to a USB Pen Drive
Connect With Me
exGENT (Gentoo) 64 bit Linux Live DVD
I've made yet a new version (20160123) of exGENT based
Linux. Now with Xfce
4.12.1 and kernel 4.4.
It is for the 64 bit architecture. I call it exGENT
2016 Xfce4 Live DVD. It replaces
version 20141227. The ISO file is of 2280 MB due
to the fact that this version has a lot of
packages pre-installed. Among them two different
Web Browsers: Firefox and Opera. Despite this
exGENT version 160123 runs surprisingly fast from
DVD or USB. Even in VirtualBox.
Faster than most other Linux live systems. All
installed packages in exGENT have been updated to
the latest available version by 160123.
My special kernel 4.4.0-gentoo-exton corresponding
kernel 4.4. It’s the latest
stable kernel as of now.
What’s new in kernel 4.4?
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, GNU Emacs, Firefox, Thunderbird,
Samba, AbiWord, Nvidia
Graphics driver 352.63 and NetworkManager.
Furthermore compilation tools so that you can
install programs from source the Gentoo
way. (After the installation to hard
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, 141227
and 160123 I'm back to building 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 System (version 160123) is in very good
shape, since I, without problems, have been able to
update the whole system with the following commands:
# emerge --ask --update --newuse --deep
# emerge --depclean
(Since I haven't upgraded exGENT since 20141227
it now took me four (4) days to upgrade/compile all
You can easy and quick install Spotify
in exGENT. Just run the command emerge spotify.
The installation takes about 1 min.
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
I have also installed Nvidia
Graphics driver 352.63 in this version of
exGENT. It has support for the following GPUs: Quadro
K1200, Quadro M6000, GeForce 920M, GeForce 930A,
GeForce 930M, GeForce 940M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce
GTX 960M and GeForce GTX TITAN X. This driver will be
used automatically if your card is supported.
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 can (if you
like) use Porthole
Package Manager (after a hard drive/USB pen
drive install). Porthole is preinstalled in exGENT
version 160123. Porthole is a front-end
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 160123). It will look
Log in to Xfce4 - version 160123: When you start up
your computer from the dvd you will end up at Slim's
login screen. Log in as the ordinary user live
with password live or as root
with password root.
GO FOR IT!
You'll run exGENT super fast in RAM. (Version 160123).
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.
make it easy to configure wireless connections. Give
your WEP/WAP password and connect. That's it! You'll
find the NM-applet to the right in the panel. Check
the name of your interfaces with the command iwconfig
the root password
If you install exGENT to hard drive you must/should
immediately (for security reasons) manually change
root’s password. This is because the installation
script does not ask about a new root password. The
root password is changed by running the command sudo
Who is exGENT/Gentoo for?
Experienced Linux users or those who really want to
What happened to the
32 bit version?
Please note that the 32 bit version of exGENT from
December 2014 won't be upgraded. I have deleted the
ISO file from the servers. Almost no downloads! I
guess 32 bit Linux systems are out of fashion
exGENT Linux version 160123 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 160123 - 64 bit - of 2280 MB