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exGENT (Gentoo) 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD - two versions
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.
I've made yet a new version (20141130) 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 20140212 of exGENT with Gnome. Version 141130 of exGENT uses kernel 3.17.4. (Latest stable kernel). The ISO file is of 1630 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 141130 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 141130.
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 hard drive).
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, 141130 and 141205 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 141130 and 141205) are in very good shape, since I, without problems, have been able to update the whole systems with the following commands:
# emerge --ask --update --newuse --deep --with-bdeps=y @world
# emerge --depclean
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).
The default language (locale) is set to English.
The default keyboard layout is American (us). Change it by running the command setxkbmap se (for Sweden).
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 installation.
You can (if you like) use Porthole Package Manager (after a hard drive/USB pen drive install). Porthole is preinstalled in exGENT version 141130 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 141130). It will look like this.
Login and passwords
Log in to Xfce4 or Lxqt - version 141130: When you start up your computer from the dvd you will end up at Lightdm's 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 141130 as root
If you like to run Linux (live) systems as root you can do so. Just press Ctrl Alt F1 from LightDM's login screen. In console mode run 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.
Who is exGENT/Gentoo for?
Experienced Linux users or those who really want to learn Linux.
See a screenshot of the Xfce4, Lxqt or LXDE Desktops.
exGENT Linux version 141130 and 141205 can be downloaded from SourceForge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.
ALTERNATIVE DOWNLOAD location
The Swedish Linux Society
md5sum for version 141130 - 64 bit - of 1630 MB
md5sum for version 141205 - 32 bit - of 1170 MB