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Exton|OS 64bit Linux Live DVD » version 201128 based on Ubuntu 20.04.1 and Debian with KDE Plasma Desktop 5.18, Android Studio and kernel 5.9.10-exton


ExTiX 21.1/20.12/20.8/20.4/16.5 64bit » version 210103 based on Debian, Ubuntu and Deepin with LXQt/Deepin/KDE and kernel 5.10.4-exton


SlackEX
14.2 64bit Linux Live DVD » version 201112/201105 based on Slackware Current 14.2 with Xfce4, Refracta Snapshot and kernel 5.9.6-exton


Exton|Defender Linux Super Rescue System
version 200623 – 64 bit – based on Fedora 33 with Cinnamon 4.6.4 and kernel 5.8-rc1


EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS
» version 190215 with six (6) different mini Linux Systems


CruxEX
3.6.1 64bit 2021 Linux Live USB » version 201223 based on CRUX 3.6.1 with LXDE and kernel 5.9.15-exton


ExLight Live DVD 64bit
» version 200703 based on upcoming Debian 11 Bullseye with Enlightenment 0.23.1, Refracta Snapshot, Calamares Installer and kernel 5.7.6-exton


ArchEX 64bit Linux Live DVD
» Build 200930 based on Arch Linux with kernel 5.8.12-arch1-1, Deepin 15.11 and LXQt 0.15.0 » DOWNLOAD

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exGENT Linux Live DVD
64bit » version 200428 based on Gentoo Linux with LXQt 0.14.1 and kernel 5.6.7-gentoo-aufs-exgent


MeX 64bit Linux
» version 201031 with Refracta Snapshot based on Ubuntu 20.10 with Cinnamon 4.6.4 and kernel 5.9.1-exton


LFA (Linux for all) 64bit DVD
» version 200607 with Refracta Snapshot based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Debian with LXDE and kernel 5.7.0-exton


PuppEX Focal Linux Live DVD
64bit » version 201121/201119 – based on Puppy Linux fossapup64 – with kernel 5.9.9-exton


EXTON OpSuS Tumbleweed KDE/Cinnamon/Budgie live USB
» version 180114/180125 based on openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE and Cinnamon respectively Budgie as Desktop environments. Coming as an IMAGE file for direct installation on a USB pen drive


DebEX Barebone/LXQt/Gnome/KDE 64bit Live DVD
» version 201018, 191209, 200618 and 200228 based on Debian /Bullseye/Sid with LXQt Desktop 0.14.3, Budgie Desktop 10.5, Enlightenment 0.23.1, Gnome 3.38 respectively KDE Plasma 5:17


AndEX (Android-x86_64) 10
» version 201027 with GAPPS (Google Play Store etc), Aptoide App manager, F-Droid and Spotify


AndEX (Android-x86_64) 10
» version 200604 with GAPPS (Google Play Store etc), Aptoide App manager, F-Droid and Spotify


AndEX (Android-x86_64) 9.0 Pie
» version 190912 and 200301 with GAPPS (Google Play Store etc), Aurora Store, F-Droid and Netflix


AndEX (Android-x86_64) 8.1 Oreo
» version 181028 with GAPPS, Google Play Store, Netflix, Spotify, Firefox and Microsoft Launcher


AndEX (Android-x86_64) 7.1.2 Nougat
» version 170930 with “my special” kernel 4.13.3-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS pre-installed


AndEX (Android-x86_64) 6.0.1 Marshmallow Live DVD
» version 170923 with GAPPS pre-installed and the Netflix app working


AndEX (Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop Live CD
» version 160215 with “my special” kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86 and GAPPS pre-installed


Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Live CD Exton Build 10
» version 180108 with kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86, Google Play Store and many other GAPPS pre-installed


RaspEX
for Raspberry Pi 4, Pi 3 Model B, 3 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 210101 (LXDE) based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Debian 10 Buster and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoCs)


RaspEX
with OpenCPN 5.0.0 for for Raspberry Pi 4, Pi 3 Model B, 3 Model B+ and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B » version 190812


RaspEX Kodi Rpi4
with LXDE and Kodi 18.7 Media Center Leia with Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Video addons » Build 200713 (32-bit) and 200726 (64-bit)


RaspAnd 10 for Raspberry Pi 4 Build 200814 and 200809 » RaspAnd 10 is an Android 10 system, which can run on Raspberry Pi 4, Pi 3 Model B and Pi 3 Model B+. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows and Linux


RaspAnd Pie 9
for Raspberry Pi 3 Build 190903 » RaspAnd Pie is an Android Pie system, which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Model B+. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows and Linux


RaspAnd Oreo
8.1 for Raspberry Pi 3 Build 180717 » RaspAnd Oreo is an Android Oreo system with GAPPS, which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Model B+. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows and Linux


RaspAnd Nougat
7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 Build 180529 » RaspAnd Nougat is an Android 7.1.2 Nougat system with GAPPS, which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows and Linux


RaspAnd 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


RaspAnd
Marshmallow 6.0.1 for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 170521/160915 » RaspAnd Marshmallow is an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow system which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2. NOTE: Can be installed in Windows


RaspAnd
Lollipop for Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2 Build 3 » version 160315/150924 is an Android 5.1 Lollipop system which can run on Raspberry Pi 3 and Pi 2


RaspArch
for Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Pi 3 Model B and Pi 2 Model B » version 201006 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


exGENT Rpi4
for Raspberry Pi 4 » version 200410 is a full Gentoo/Linux Desktop system with LXDE. When you have installed exGENT Rpi4 your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Gentoo system 


EXTON OpSuS Rpi Tumbleweed
for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and Pi 3 Model B » version 181126 is a “remaster” of openSUSE’s Tumbleweed image. When you have installed EXTON OpSuS Rpi to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other openSUSE system


FedEX Rpi3
for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and Pi 3 Model B » version 181206 is a “remaster” Fedora Project’s Fedora 29 build for ARM. When you have installed FedEX Rpi3 to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Fedora system


Chromium OS (ChromX)
» Exton Build 201011/190824 is for all 64bit “normal” Desktop computers and laptops. It must be installed to a USB Pen Drive or SD card


Debian PIXEL
» Exton Build 201108 is a 32bit remix of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s PIXEL image, which can run on a PC or Mac. Refracta tools are included


KNOPPIX-EXTON
» KNOPPIX-EXTON 32 bit, Build 191211 – a remaster of KNOPPIX 8.6.1 – will bring your old computer back to life included

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PuppEX Focal 64 bit Linux Live DVD :: Build 201121 respectively 201119

 

NEWS 201126 ABOUT Nvidia

Today I've discovered that Nvidia’s Proprietary Graphics Driver can be installed in PuppEX Build 201121 after all! Not version 450.80.02, but version 455.45.01. Watch this screenshot. Read this Article about the Open-Source NVIDIA/Nouveau vs NVIDIA Proprietary Driver. Install the Driver like this:
1. Download the driver to /root
2. chmod 755 NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-455.45.01.run
3. Insert this file in the folder /etc/modprobe.d
4. Reboot your computer
5. Logout to Console Mode (leave X)
6. Run the command ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-455.45.01.run


ABOUT PuppEX Focal64 Build 201121
A new PuppEX Focal64 version with kernel 5.9.9 (latest) is ready today. Unfortunately it does not have Nvidia’s Proprietary Graphics driver 450.80.02 installed. I could not find a patch for kernel 5.9. The good news is that the new version has the kernel sources for kernel 5.9.9. This means that VirtualBox Guest Additions can be installed by you. Which also means that you can run PuppEX in full screen in VirtualBox (among other things). Watch this screenshot. When running PuppEX Build 201121 in VirtualBox you shall first save your session. After a reboot you can install the Additions. When doing so you will get an error message saying failed to remove installed version filelist not found. Fix it by running the command rm /usr/sbin/vbox-greeter /usr/sbin/vbox-uninstall-guest-additions. Watch screenshot 1 and screenshot 2.

ABOUT PuppEX Focal64 Build 201119

My newest Puppy derivative is built from Puppy Linux 9.5 FossaPup64. I have added Firefox (for Netflix), SpotifyPCManFM, LXterminal and many development tools. I have also compiled a new kernel - 5.7.19-exton. Furthermore I have installed Nvidia's Proprietary Graphics driver 450.80.02. The Nvidia driver will be used if your computer/card is "good/modern" enough. If not automatically just open up a terminal and run the command nvidia-xconfig. Then restart X.

PuppEX Focal64 is compatible with
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa), which means that Ubuntu packages for Ubuntu 20.04 can be installed and used in PuppEX. The PuppEX Focal64 ISO is of 1310 MB respectively 1020 MB.

Performance
Puppy Fossapup64 original is of only 409 MB. PuppEX Focal64 is despite this still running as fast as the original, which means it runs very, very fast compared to most other Linux systems. (Puppy/PuppEX runs from
RAM).

Default language in PuppEX
The default language (locale) is set to English.

Keyboard
The default keyboard layout is American (us). Change it by running the command setxkbmap se (for Sweden) or click on the icon "Setup" in the Menu.

Samba connections
Using Samba you can connect to your Windows computers in your Network. Read my instruction.
Watch this screenshot.

INSTALLATION to HDD or USB stick
PuppEX can easily be installed to hard disk or a USB stick. Click on the Menu icon Setup >> Install >> Universal Installer in the Menu. After installing to a USB stick, you can save changes to the system (including software installations) directly on the stick. When you shut down the system for the first time you will be asked if you want to save your changes. After that all changes are automatically saved. NOTE: You may have to save/restart before you will have sound. You can also install PuppEX manually in you already have at least one Linux system installed before. You must also use Grub as boot loader. If that is the case you can just copy everything from the PuppEX ISO file to a folder in the root (/) of your Linux partition. Watch this screenshot. As you can see I call the folder puppex-focal64. See below about how to configure Grub. NOTE: The "normal way" to run Puppy Linux/PuppEX is to run it from a USB stick and save all system changes on the stick in a special SAVE folder.

Change your Grub Legacy configuration (if you have one)
Edit menu.lst (/boot/grub/menu.lst) to look like this:
title PuppEX (sda6)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 pmedia=atahd

NOTE: In the above example PuppEX is installed on /dev/sda6. You must of course change (hd0,5) and /dev/sda6 so that it matches your installation. NOTE ALSO: On certain computers you may have to add nomodeset or/and acpi=off to the kernel line above.

Change your Grub (2) configuration (if you have one)
Edit /boot/grub.cfg or /etc/grub.d/40_custom to look like this:

menuentry 'PuppEX Focal64 Frugal (sdc2-Passport) 201121' --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-gnulinux-simple-8ba85f96-167b-4707-a04e-0595f1d66794' {
    insmod part_msdos
    insmod ext2
        set root='hd3,msdos2'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd3,msdos2 --hint-efi=hd3,msdos2 --hint-baremetal=ahci3,msdos2 8ba85f96-167b-4707-a04e-0595f1d66794
    else
      search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 8ba85f96-167b-4707-a04e-0595f1d66794
    fi
    linux /puppex-focal64/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=puppex-focal64
    initrd /puppex-focal64/initrd.gz
}

NOTE: In the above example PuppEX is installed on /dev/sdc2. (An external harddisk). You must of course change (hd3,msdos2) and ahci3,msdos2 so that it matches your installation. NOTE ALSO: On certain computers you may have to add nomodeset or/and acpi=off to the kernel line above.

The root (superadmin) password

Normally you have no need for root's password in a Puppy Linux/PuppEX system (since you are always logged in automatically as root). But if you for some unknown reason should need it it is: woofwoof

Study ALL installed packages in PuppEX Focal64

Screenshot of PuppEX Focal's Desktop

Screenshot showing the live boot screen

Screenshot showing a Samba connection

Screenshot showing a Wifi connection

Your first PuppEX Focal64 Desktop after boot (if you have an Nvidia card)

PuppEX Build 201121 running in full screen i VirtualBox

PuppEX Focal64 running Spotify


DOWNLOAD
PuppEX Focal64 (both versions) can be downloaded from Sourceforge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open Source applications and software directory.

You can also download PuppEX Focal64 Build 201119 from the Swedish Linux Society...

md5sum for PuppEX Focal64 Build 201121

md5sum
for PuppEX Focal64 Build 201119


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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. All exton distributions in English (English locale) can also be dowloaded from SourceForge.net.


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Read about my Android-x86 Systems – 10, Pie, Oreo, Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat at
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