About DebEX Barebone Linux 64bit
The system is a based on Debian Jessie (upcoming Debian 8?). There are also certain elements of Debian Sid (unstable). LXDE is used as Desktop environment. "The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment". DebEX Barebone uses the original Debian kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64. The system language is English.
I've replaced Fluxbox with LXDE and added the applications GParted (partition editor), AbiWord, Icedove (Thunderbird) and AlsaPlayer. Study the full PACKAGE LIST of 131024. The biggest improvement in version 131024 of DebEx Barebone is that Debian Installer and Debian Live Installer now work flawlessly.
There is no other live version of Debian Jessie (as far as I know).
Program content etc
As the name suggests, DebEX Barebone has only a minimum of software installed in advance. Among them AbiWord, LXTerminal, PCManFM, Leafpad, Wicd, Iceweasel (Firefox), Icedove (Thunderbird), GParted, AlsaPlayer and Synaptic. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as of October 24, 2013. I will give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages YOU need after a hard disk installation of DebEX Barebone. Use Synaptic for that. You can of course also install new packages while running the system live (from CD/USB stick), but nothing will be saved after a reboot. If you have plenty of RAM you can even install big programs (such as LibreOffice) while running the system live.
NOTE: My first version of DebEX Barebone is from 130110. In version 131024 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.
LOGIN and passwords
After booting up from DVD/USB stick you'll end up in LXDE as the normal user user. If you log out from LXDE you can log in to LXDE as root if you want (from LightDM's login screen). The password for root is root. The password for user is live. You can use Sudo to become root (when logged in as user). Command: sudo su.
Install DebEX Barebone to hard drive
It's now very easy to install DebEX Barebone to hard drive. Just start Debian Live Installer while running DebEX Barebone live and follow the instructions. See this screenshot. Or you can start Debian Installer directly when booting up DebEX Barebone from disc. See this screenshot. Use Graphical Install. You can (if you want) use Grub2 as boot loader. If you already are using Grub2 or Grub Legacy as bootloader you can skip this part of the installation.
NOTE: To do before upgrading the system or installing new packages
The file /etc/apt/sources.list must be replaced by this one - sources.list-change-to-this-after-installation. (You will also find the aforementioned file in the folder /etc/apt).Then run (as root) apt-get update. After that you can install whatever you want. Suggestion: Install Enlightenment (E17), which is a wonderful Desktop environment.
Transfer/Install DebEX Barebone to a USB stick
Please read my INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Read more about DebEX Barebone (if you understand Swedish)...
The ISO file (debex-barebone-64bit-jessie-lxde-895mb-131024.iso) can be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society server.
DebEX Barebone 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 DebEX Barebone ISO, which is of 895 MB.
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DebEX Barebone 64bit Live DVD » version 131024 based on Debian Jessie with LXDE and kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64
Other considerations »
Disclaimer: This is experimental software. Use at your own risk. Under no circumstances may C A Exton or exton.net be held liable for damage to hardware or software, lost data or other damage either direct or indirect caused by using this software.
Connect With Me
Screenshot of the LXDE Desktop
Screenshot of the Fluxbox Desktop
(Just change ~/.xinitrc
if you want Fluxbox)
Screenshot showing how Alsamixer should be set
Screenshot showing how to mount partitions running PCManFM
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.
If you install DebEX Barebone to hard disk you will always get the latest Debian packages if you run the following commands: sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get upgrade.
ABOUT wireless configurations
Use Wicd to configure your wireless network. See the small icon below on the Desktop to the right.