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exGENT (Gentoo) 64 bit Linux Live DVD
I've made yet a new version (20170209) of exGENT based
Linux. Now with Xfce
4.12.1 and kernel 4.9.8.
It is for the 64 bit architecture. I call it exGENT
2017 Xfce4 Live DVD. It replaces
version 20160123. The ISO file is of 2450 MB due
to the fact that this version has a lot of
packages pre-installed. Despite this
exGENT version 170209 runs surprisingly fast from
DVD or USB. Even in VirtualBox and VMware.
Faster than most other Linux live systems. All
installed packages in exGENT have been updated to
the latest available version by 170209.
My special kernel 4.9.8-gentoo-exton corresponding
kernel 4.9.8. It’s the latest
stable kernel as of now. (20170209).
What’s new in kernel 4.9.8?
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, Google Chrome, Spotify, Thunderbird,
Samba, AbiWord, Nvidia
Graphics driver 375.26 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
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,
160123 and 170209 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 170209) 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
NOTE: Before running the above three commands you'll have to run the commands emerge --sync followed by emerge --oneshot portage
(Since I haven't upgraded exGENT since 20160123
it now took me two (2) 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.
NOTE: Spotify is pre-installed in Build 170209.
To be able to run Netflix in exGENT you'll need Google Chrome. Just install it with the command emerge --ask www-client/google-chrome
Screenshot 3 - Netflix is running
NOTE: Google Chrome is pre-installed in Build 170209.
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 375.26 in this version of
exGENT. It has support for the following GPUs: Quadro M3000 SE, 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 170206. 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 170209). It will look
Log in to Xfce4 - version 170209: 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. Screenshot of the login screen.
LIVE OPERATION of exGENT
your live session you can only save files in you home directory (i.e.
/root or /home/live). You can't install new programs etc. That is of
course possible after the installation to hard drive and/or USB pen
GO FOR IT!
You'll run exGENT super fast in RAM. (Version 170209).
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
learn Linux. (Perhaps also for people who are bored with mainstream distributions like Ubuntu).
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
running Nvidia config
exGENT running in VirtualBox
exGENT running in VMware (installation to virtual hard drive)
exGENT running Google Chrome and Netflix
exGENT Linux version 170209 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 170209 - 64 bit - of 2590 MB