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Linux Live DVD » version 161231
(Mate) and 161021 (Light) based on Ubuntu
16.10 and Debian
Stretch/Sid with Mate 1.16.0/Openbox 3.6.1 and kernel 4.9.0-11-exton
17.0/16.5 64bit » version 161221
based on Debian
and Ubuntu 16.10
with KDE/LXQt and kernel
64bit Linux » version 161030 with Refracta Tools
based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 with Cinnamon
3.0.7 and kernel 4.8.0-25-exton
LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD » version 161114 with Refracta Tools
based on Ubuntu
16.10 and Debian Stretch
combined with Cairo-Dock
and kernel 4.8.0-27-exton
OpSuS 42.1 KDE Linux live USB » version 151112 based on openSUSE Leap
42.1 with KDE
4.14.10 as Desktop environment. Coming as an IMAGE file for direct
installation on a USB pen drive
Live DVD 64bit » version 170105
based on Ubuntu
and Debian with Enlightenment
0.20.99.0, Refracta Tools and kernel 4.9.0-11-exton
Linux 64bit Linux Live DVD »
version 170318 based on Arch
Linux with kernel 4.10.3-1-ARCH and LXQt
64bit Live DVD » version 170314 based on Slackware 14.2
with KDE 4.14.27 and kernel 4.10.2-x86_64-exton
3.3 64bit 2017 Linux Live USB »
version 170315 based on CRUX
3.3 with LXDE and kernel 4.9.9-exton
Linux Super Rescue System version 170218 - 64 bit - based on Fedora 25 with Cinnamon
3.2.8 and version 150701 - 32bit - based on Mageia 5 with
MultiBootCD 6-OS » version
160928 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
Linux Live DVD 64bit » version
170309 based on Gentoo
with Xfce 4.12.1
and genkernel 4.9.12-aufs-gentoo-exton
PuppEX Slack64/Xenial Linux
Live CD 64/32bit » version 160823/160822 based on Puppy Slacko64/LxPup
with kernel 4.7.2-x8_64-puppex/4.7.1-x86-pae-puppex
Barebone/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD » version 161209, 161007
and 161001 based on Debian
with LXQt 0.11, Gnome
3.22 respectively KDE
4.14.2 and kernel 4.8 (the Xfce4 and Gnome versions)
(Android-x86_64) 7.1.1 Nougat Live DVD » version 170201 with
“my special” kernel 4.4.40-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS
6.0.1 Marsmallow Live CD » version 160922 with “my
special” kernel 4.4.20-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS pre-installed
(Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD » version 160215 with
“my special” kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS pre-installed
KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build
9 » version 160214 with kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store
and many other GAPPS
for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 161019 based on Debian Jessie
(Debian 8.6), Ubuntu Yakkety
Yak (Ubuntu 16.10) and
Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoC)
Nougat 7.1.1 for Raspberry
Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170127 » RaspAnd Nougat is an Android 7.1.1 Nougat
system system which can run on Raspberry
Pi 3 and Pi 2
Marshmallow for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 160915 is an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
system with Google
Play Services and GAPPS,
which can run on Raspberry
Lollipop for Raspberry Pi 3/2 » version 160315 is an Android 5.1 Lollipop
system with Google
Play Services which can run on Raspberry Pi
Pi 3/2 » version 161205 is a “remaster” of Arch
Linux ARM. When you have installed RaspArch to your Micro
SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system
(ChromX) » Exton Build 170212 is for all 64bit “normal”
Desktop computers and laptops. It must be installed to a USB Pen Drive
PIXEL » Exton Build 161223 is a 32bit remix
of the Raspberry
Pi Foundation’s PIXEL
image, which can run on a PC or Mac. Refracta
tools are included
ABOUT ArchEX 64bit
WHAT IS ArchEX?
ArchEX 64bit is a new (170318) Linux live DVD based on Arch Linux. Arch motto
is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). ArchEX uses
and the LXQt
Desktop environment. LXQt
is a lightweight Qt desktop environment. It will not get in your way.
It will not hang or slow down your system. It is focused on being a
classic desktop with a modern look and feel.
Among many other programs, Firefox, Gimp, GCC, Wicd and GParted - see
LOG IN to LXQt
When the boot process is ready you will end up as root
(superuser) in console mode. Run the command startx
to enter X and LXQt.
Wicd Network Manager
When you are in X you will see this Wicd
error message. Open up LXTerminal and run the command wicd.
Then start up Wicd
Network Manager if you need to configure a wireless network
INSTALLATION to hard drive
ArchEX can easily be installed to hard drive of those who so desire.
Use ArchEX Installer. I.e. while running
ArchEX live from the DVD. Read this INSTRUCTION.
Install ArchEX to a USB Pen Drive with
Please read my INSTRUCTION.
All your system changes will be saved directly on the stick.
Install ArchEX to a USB Pen Drive without
Can be done with the dd-command.
Please read this instruction.
Program Management in Arch Linux
Arch Linux uses a proprietary system called Pacman.
It is similar to that found in CRUX
Linux. Read about
You can also read all the documentation
on Arch Linux. Four commands are basically the only ones you
need to use:
1) pacman -Sy (update the packages database)
2) pacman -Syu (upgrading the whole system)
3) pacman -S MyUsefulProgram (the package
4) pacman -R UnnecessaryProgram (uninstall a
If you get errors about keys (for example key A634567E8t6574 could not be
looked up remotely) when trying to upgrade your system you
shall run the following four commands as root:
rm -R /root/.gnupg/
pacman-key --init && pacman-key --populate archlinux
Yaourt - Yet
If you want to install certain special packages for example Google Chrome
you can/must install Yaourt. Study
this tutorial about how to install and use Yaourt - a
The default locale/language is English. While installing ArchEX to hard
drive, you can change
the default locale to Swedish or any other language.
Arch Linux/ArchEX are rolling
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
WHO should run Arch Linux?
My answer: The system fits the "advanced" Linux user/enthusiast, who
would be willing to run an occasional command from time to time.
BENEFITS of ArchEX/Arch Linux
"Cutting Edge"-software and speed. You will for example always run the
latest kernel if you upgrade ArchEX/Arch (for example) every month.
ArchEX Linux Live DVD can be downloaded from SourceForge.net
- Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open
Source applications and software directory.
Or download ArchEX from
Swedish Linux Society server.
for the ISO file, which is of 826 MB
starting up live
starting up from hard drive (VirtualBox)
ArchEX Installer running
RaspArch for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2
is a “remaster” of Arch
Linux ARM. The original compressed system is of 231
MB. After I have added the LXDE
Desktop environment, PulseAudio,
and Gimp the system increased to 700 MB. RaspArch is a “ready-to-go” ARM
system. It must be installed on a Raspberry
Pi 3 or Raspberry
Pi 2 computer.
on RaspEX recently wrote this about RaspArch: I’ve
used Slackware, Debian, Gentoo, Ubuntu & Arch. I prefer Arch.
Ubuntu is easier to install, Arch is easier to keep up to date. You do
not go through big, painful, changes every year instead you just
update, once in a while, make changes if instructed. Arch has most of
the benefits of Gentoo without the pain of recompiling _everything_.
When you do need to build a package in Arch its painless especially if
you use one of the tools that support Aur (I like yaourt). Arch avoids
the politics of Debian and Ubuntu and delivers a great Linux
distribution. RaspArch now brings these advantages to the Pi 2.
Screenshot of RaspArch's Desktop
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