New sources 190202
This new version of ExLight is based on Debian testing. I.e. cutting edge software is used. Build 190202 is a total rebuild of ExLight. The ISO file size has decreased from 1560 MB to 944 MB, which means that ExLight now can run even faster from RAM. I.e. load to RAM – screenshot.
ExLight Build 190202 uses kernel 5.0.0-rc4-exton, corresponding Kernel.org‘s latest kernel 5.0-rc4.
Study all installed packages in ExLight Build 190202.
LOGIN and passwords
After booting up ExLight (built with Refracta) from DVD/USB stick you’ll end up in Enlightenment as the ordinary user user. The password for user is live. The password for root is root. After the installation of ExLight to hard disk you’ll get the chance to create your own ordinary user. When logged in as user you can use Sudo to become root. (Command: sudo su). Note: After a hard drive installation of ExLight you can still log in to Enlightenment as root.
VirtualBox and VMware
ExLight Build 190202 runs very well in VirtualBox and VMware. Maybe you’ll have to use boot alternative 4 (failsafe). You can use Calamares Installer also in VirtualBox and VMware without any problems.
In Build 190202 both NetworkManager and Wicd are installed. Use the one you prefer. NOTE1: You’ll probably have to replace /etc/resolv.conf with /etc/resolv.conf-WORKING before you can connect – screenshot. Sort of a “bug”. After a hard drive install you can make the file /etc/resolv.conf unchangeable with the command: sudo chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf
NOTE2: Study /etc/resolv.conf-WORKING and change it (if necessary) to suit your needs – screenshot. Keep a copy of resolv.conf-WORKING before you change the filename.
MOVIE about Calamares Installer
Watch a movie about the Calamares installation process in VirtualBox. You can use the Calamares 3.2.3-2 Installer Framework to install ExLight to your computer in any language. You can even use Calamares in VirtualBox and VMware – i.e. non-efi computers. Watch this animated GIF. (It’s for DebEX Budgie, but works in the same way in ExLight).
You can easily install Spotify in ExLight (even while running the system live). Just run the command sudo apt update followed by sudo apt install spotify-client.
Important about Refracta
You can use the Refracta snapshot (pre-installed in ExLight) to create your own installable Debian Live DVD once you have installed ExLight to hard drive. I mean change everything and then create a whole new Debian live system. When you start Refracta it will look like this. You don’t even have to install ExLight to hard drive before you can use the Refracta snapshot. If you have plenty of RAM you can create a new (your own!) Debian system while running ExLight from DVD or a USB stick. Please note that the whole Refracta process (creating your new ISO) will only take 10 – 50 min! You’ll find the ISO in /home/snapshot.
THE REAL McCoy
ExLight is a pure Debian system. I.e. no traces of Ubuntu, Kubuntu etc. New releases of Ubuntu are always based on Debian testing/unstable. So is ExLight.
ExLight Build 190202 can also be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society
md5sum for exlight-64bit-efi-e-0.22.4-refracta-calamares-944mb-190202.iso
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