ExLight Linux Live DVD with Enlightenment 0.19 - 64bit
WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 141104?
1. ExLight is now based on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn 64 bit, released October 23, 2014).
2. I have upgraded the Desktop environment Enlightenment (Beauty at your fingertips) to version 0.19. Installed from source.
3. I have replaced kernel 3.16.0-5-exton with kernel 3.16.0-21-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 14.10 can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (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.
The installation program Ubiquity (live installer) is now working as intended in ExLight version 141104. I.e. a new user (your user) will be created during the installation process.
ExLight 14.10 Linux Live DVD is based on Ubuntu 14.10 (alias Utopic Unicorn, released October 23, 2014). The Desktop Environment is Enlightenment 0.19. (Beauty at your fingertips). Kernel 3.16.0-21-exton is used. (Kernel.org's kernel 3.16.4). Program content: AbiWord, Nautilus, SpaceFM, Firefox, Gimp 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 Novenber 4, 2014. The system language is English.
Login to Enlightenment
When you start up 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.
In version 141104 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. I.e. 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. NOTE re. ExLight build 141104: If you want to add respositories with a command (for example: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports) you'll have change the first line in /etc/lsb-release to "DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu".
Read my INSTRUCTION.
Changing the root password
If you install ExLight 14.10 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.
Use Alsamixer (command: alsamixer) for sound settings. It can look like this.
Ubuntu restricted extras are installed.
How do I install and remove programs?
ExLight/Ubuntu/Debian uses Apt/Synaptic. The most important commands are apt-get update and apt-get install program-name. You can read about package management with Apt HERE. Apt/Synaptic works extremely well. You can also install programs in ExLight from source using the commands 1) ./configure --prefix=/usr 2) make 3) make install.
The ISO file (exlight-14.10-64bit-e19-persistent-1200mb-141104.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 1200 MB.
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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.