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ExLight Linux Live DVD with Enlightenment - 64bit



1. ExLight is now based on upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr 64 bit (to be released in a stable version in April 2014).
2. I have replaced the Desktop environment Mate 1.6.0 with Enlightenment 0.17.3 (Beauty at your fingertips).
3. I have replaced kernel 3.12.0-7-exton with kernel 3.13.0-9-exton.
4. ExLight's ISO file is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run ExLight from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I've found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. My tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.
5. Another big improvement is that ExLight 14.04 can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 2 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You'll need at least 2 GB RAM to run ExLight that way.
6. The installation program Ubiquity (live installer) is now working as intended in ExLight version 140224. I.e. a new user (your user) will be created during the installation process.


ExLight 14.04 Linux Live DVD is based on Ubuntu 14.04 (alias Trusty Tahr, to be released in April, 2014). The Desktop Environment is
Enlightenment 0.17.3. (Beauty at your fingertips). Kernel 3.13.0-9-exton is used. (Kernel.org's stable kernel 3.13.3, released 140213). Program content: AbiWord, SpaceFM, Firefox, Gimp, Vlc and GParted. Also all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. Study the full program LIST. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as at February 24, 2014. The system language is English.

Login to Enlightenment
When you start up your computer from the dvd you will end up in X at LXDM's login screen. Log in as the ordinary user exlight with no password or as root (superuser) with password root.

Wireless connections
In version 140224 I have replaced NetworkManager with Wicd to make it easier to configure wireless connections. Now 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. It can then look like this.

Installation to hard drive
Note that you in advance (just in case) should create a partition of at least 6 GB for ExLight and a SWAP space double the size of your computer's RAM. Ie if you have RAM of 1024 MB or less. If you have RAM of 2 GB or more it's enough with a SWAP space of 2 GB. The installation program in ExLight /Ubuntu is otherwise "intuitive". Choose manual partitioning and select the partition you created in advance for installation.

USB installation

Changing the root password
If you install ExLight 14.04 to hard drive you must/should immediately (for security reasons) manually change root's password. This is because the installation program does not ask about a new root password. (Ubuntu original uses no root password). The root password is changed by running the command sudo passwd root. After installing ExLight to hard drive, you can alternatively remove the root password altogether. This is done with the command sudo passwd root -l.

Create new users via System Settings
Go to Applications >> System Tools >> System Settings >> User Accounts. Click Unlock and give the root password. Add a new user with the plus sign.

Media codecs
You can install Ubuntu restricted extras (sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras) if you find that you can't run a certain media file with Vlc.

The importance of ExLight now being based on a development version of Ubuntu
I do not think the matter is so important, because ExLight uses the Desktop environment Enlightenment. During my test runs of Exlight 14.04 I have not discovered any "bugs", but one problem. You can't run videos on YouTube.com logged in as the ordinary user exlight. When logged in as root everything works alright.

The ISO file (exlight-14.04-64bit-isoh-persistent-980mb-140224.iso) can be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society server.

ExLight Linux Live DVD can also be downloaded from Sourceforge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.

md5sum for ExLight ISO which is of 980 MB.



Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in English you may like


Exton|OS 64bit Linux Live DVD » version 140312 based on upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 and Debian Jessie with Mate 1.6.2 and kernel 3.13.0-17-exton

ExTiX 14 64bit » version 140319 based on Debian/Ubuntu with Gnome 3.10 and kernel 3.13.0-17-exton

MeX 64bit Linux » version 140301 based on Linux Mint 16 Petra with Cinnamon 2.0 and kernel 3.13.0-5-exton

LFA (Linux For All) 13.10 64bit DVD » version 140317 based on Ubuntu 13.10 with Mate, four (4) other Desktop Environments and kernel 3.13.0-17-exton


EXTON OpSuS 13.1 Mini/Gnome/KDE Linux live USB » version 140119, 140117 respectively 131124 based on openSUSE 13.1 with Fluxbox/Gnome 3.10/KDE 4.11.3 Desktop environments. Coming as IMAGE files for direct installation on a USB pen drive

ExLight Live DVD 64bit » version 140224 based on Ubuntu 14.04 with Enlightenment 0.17.3 and kernel 3.13.0-9-exton

ArchEX Linux Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 131206 based on Arch Linux with kernel 3.12.3-1-ARCH and LXDE

CruxEX 3.0 64bit 2014 Linux Live USB » version 140321 based on CRUX 3.0 with LXDE and kernel 3.13.6-cruxex


SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 140411 based on Slackware 14.1 with KDE 4.10.5 and kernel 3.14-x86_64-exton

Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System version 140407 - 64 bit - based on Fedora 20 with Cinnamon 2.0.14, version 140403 - 32bit - based on Mageia 4 with LXDE and version 140410 - 64bit - based on Slackware 14.1 with Xfce 4.10


EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 131115 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems

exGENT Linux Live DVD 64bit » version 140207 based on Gentoo with LXDE and genkernel 3.13.1-gentoo-exton

PuppEX 14.1 Linux Live CD 32bit » version 131212 based on Puppy Linux Slacko 5.6 with LXDE and kernel 3.10.5

DebEX Barebone 64bit Live DVD » version 140227 based on Debian Jessie with LXDE and kernel 3.13.1-amd64






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EXTON distributions: The number of Exton distributions has decreased from 66 (all time high in June 2011) to 13. See a complete LIST. It was a bit too much for me to keep 66 distributions up to date. All Exton distributions on the Swedish Linux Society's FTP Server can be reached HERE. All exton distributions in English (English locale) can also be dowloaded from SourceForge.net.