About DebEX Barebone Linux 64bit
The system is a based on Debian Wheezy (upcoming Debian 7). There is 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". I have replaced the original Debian kernel 3.2 with "my special" kernel 3.8.0-15-exton (Kernel.org's 3.8.4, stable). The system language is English.
I've replaced Fluxbox with LXDE and added the applications GParted (partition editor) and AlsaPlayer. I've also compiled a new kernel: 3.8.0-15-exton (3.8.4).
Why has the kernel been replaced?
There has been added a lot of different kinds of hardware support etc. in kernel 3.8.4. So if you have acquired new hardware, which is not supported in your Linux systems based on Debian/Ubuntu it might be worth testing DebEX Barebone. There is, among other things, support for brand new USB devices, like printers and cameras, etc. And better sound support. If you just want to switch to a newer Debian/Ubuntu kernel, you can read HERE - 64bit.
Program content etc
As the name suggests, DebEX Barebone has only a minimum of software installed in advance. Among them LXTerminal, PCManFM, Leafpad, Wicd, Iceweasel (Firefox), GParted, AlsaPlayer and Synaptic. All programs have been updated to the latest available version as of April 2, 2013. See a complete LIST of all installed packages. 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 130402 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
You will after booting från CD/USB stick end up in console mode. If not press Ctrl Alt F1. That is if you are stuck here
Login as the normal user user or as root. Then run startx to enter X and LXDE. The password for user is user. The password for root is root. You can use Sudo to become root (when logged in as user). Command: sudo su.
Install DebEX Barebone to hard drive
It's a bit tricky to install DebEX Barebone to hard disk. Please follow my INSTRUCTIONS. You can (if you want) use Grub 2 as boot loader. If you already are using Grub 2 or Grub Legacy as bootloader you can skip this part of the installation.
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-555mb-130402.iso) can be downloaded from the Swedish Linux Society server.
DebEX Barebone Linux Live CD 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 555 MB.
Other EXTON Linux Live CD/DVD's in English you may like
ExTiX 13 64bit » version 130507 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3.8, Cairo-Dock 3.2.1 and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
MeX 13.04 64bit Linux » version 130506 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with KDE 4.10.2, three other Desktop Environments and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
EXTON OpSuS 12.3 KDE/Cinnamon Linux live USB » version 130322 and 130328 based on openSUSE 12.3 with KDE 4.10.1 or Cinnamon 1.6.7 Desktop environments. Coming as two IMAGE files for direct installation on a USB stick
ExLight Live DVD 32bit » version 130509 based on Ubuntu 13.04 with Enlightenment 17 STABLE and kernel 3.9.0-0-exton
CruxEX 3.0 64bit 2013 Linux Live CD/USB » version 130222/130313 based on CRUX 3.0 with LXDE and kernel 3.7.8-exton/3.8.2-x86_64-exton
ArchEX 2013 Dual boot 64bit/32bit Linux Live DVD » version 130207 based on Arch Linux with kernel 3.7.5-1-ARCH and LXDE
Exton-Slack 14.0 64bit current Live DVD » version 130514 is a remaster of Slackware 14.0 with kernel 3.8.7-exton. KDE 4.10.3 is used as Desktop environment
SlackEX 64bit Live DVD » version 130221 based on Slackware 14.0 with Xfce 4.10 and kernel 3.7.8-exton
Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System » version 121120 - 32bit - and version 130307 - 64bit - based on Slackware 14.0 with Xfce 4.10 and on Fedora 18 with Cinnamon 1.6.7
EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS » version 121203 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems
exGENT Linux Live CD 32bit » version 130423 based on Gentoo with Cinnamon 1.6.7 and genkernel 3.8.8-gentoo-exton
PuppEX 2013 Linux Live CD 32bit » version 130227 based on Puppy Linux Slacko 5.4 with "my" extra kernel 3.7.9-exton
DebEX Barebone 64bit Live CD » version 130402 based on Debian Wheezy with LXDE and my special kernel 3.8.0-15-exton
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 16. 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. Thirteen (13) Exton distributions in English (English locale) can also be downloaded 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.