ExLight Linux Live DVD - 32bit
ExLight 13.10 Linux Live DVD is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.10 (alias Saucy Salamander, released 131017). The Desktop Environment is Mate 1.6.0. (A fork of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems). Kernel 3.12.0-1-exton is used. Program content: AbiWord, Skype, Wicd, Thunderbird, 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 stable version as at November 4, 2013. The system language is English.
Login to Mate
When you start up your computer from the dvd you will end up in X at Slim's login screen. Log in as the ordinary user live or as root (superuser) with password live respectively root.
Nvidia's propriatary driver
Nvidia's propriatary driver 319.32 is installed. If you want to use it run command sudo nvidia-xconfig. Log out from Mate and back again. You may also have to run command sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg before the driver works.
Use Wicd (Menu >> Applications >> Network) to configure your network connection. You may have to change the Network Interfaces eth0 and wlan0 to eth1 respectively wlan1 or...
Installation to hard disk
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. If you receive the error message The username you entered is invalid: See this solution. SAFE INSTALLATON: Do not change language/locale from default English during installation.
You should use UNetbootin in Windows or Linux. There's other ways to do it, but using UNetbootin is the best/safest way. NOTE: You must replace syslinux.cfg in the root of the stick with this file. However, if you want to install ExLight to hard drive you will have to run the system from a dvd disc during installation. If you use Startup Disk Creator in Linux to transfer ExLight to USB it is possible to install ExLight to hard drive later on from the USB stick. You can also use the dd-command to perform a USB "installation". Please read my instruction.
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.
Changing the root password
If you install ExLight to hard drive you 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.
The ISO file (exlight-13.10-32bit-mate-1500mb-131104.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 1500 MB.
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EXTON OpSuS 13.1 KDE Linux live USB » version 131124 based on openSUSE 13.1 with KDE 4.11.3 Desktop environment. Coming as an IMAGE file for direct installation on a USB pen drive
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Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System » version 131203 - 64bit - and version 130728 and 130726 - 64bit - based on Slackware 14.1 with Xfce 4.10 and on Fedora 19 with Mate 1.6.1 or Cinnamon 1.9.1
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The name "MATE", pronounced Ma-Tay, comes from yerba maté, a species of holly native to subtropical South America. Its leaves contain caffeine and are used to make infusions and a beverage called mate.
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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.