exGENT version 141227 and 141205 Linux Live DVD are - as the name suggests - based on Gentoo Linux. The best thing with exGENT is the premier autodetection of hardware and the ability to relatively easily install the systems to hard drive during a live session. You can choose between running Xfce4 or LXDE. In version 141227 you can also try other Desktop Environments. Used kernels: 3.18.1-gentoo-exton and 3.16.5-gentoo-exton.
64 bit (Xfce4 version) or 32 bit (LXDE version).
Gentoo/exGENT is a "rolling" distribution, which means that you can always get the latest software without reinstalling.
GO FOR IT!
You'll run exGENT (LXDE/32bit version) super fast in RAM. The launch from the cd becomes a little slow, but then... A wonderful way to run Linux if you have enough RAM. You'll need at least 2 GB.
WHO IS exGENT/Gentoo FOR?
My answer: Experienced Linux users or those who really want to learn Linux.
Both versions can easily be installed to USB.
- Run Xfce4, LXDE or Lxqt. Your choice!
- Porthole Package Manager is installed in both versions
- Genkernel 3.18.1-gentoo-exton or genkernel 3.16.5-gentoo-exton
- Compilation tools
- Fast - running live in RAM (version 141205)
- Stable as original Gentoo
- Install to hard drive in about five minutes
- USB drive install - persistent
- More support for Atheros, Intel and Broadcom wireless cards
- Audacity, mPlayer, Rhythmbox, Xine and Brasero in exGENT version 141227
- 64 bit - version 141227
- 32 bit - version 141205 (LXDE)
- Xfce4 in version 141227 plus Lxqt and other Desktop Environments
- Firefox, Chromium, Seamonkey and Opera in exGENT version 141227
- Wicd Network Manager in both versions
super job, over the years, I can do installation very quickly even from the original gentoo live, but I remember my first installation, it was really few days to get the desktop fully working and ages to rebuild when tuning USE variables :D haha ... using distcc already on 64core machine :D thanks
Hi Amir, Can't be done. Sorry.
I want to use this, but don't have 2 GB RAM. I have only 256 Ram. How do I prevent ExGent booting to Ram?