ExTiX 18.8-2 with Budgie 10.4 Desktop, Refracta Tools and kernel 4.18.0-exton – Build 180819 for older non-efi computers
About ExTiX 18.8-2 with the Budgie Desktop
I’ve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Budgie Desktop. Budgie is focused on simplicity and elegance. Designed with the modern user in mind. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Budgie. You can of course install all packages you want. Even while running ExTiX Budgie live. I.e. from a DVD or USB stick. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Budgie.
All four ExTiX systems are based on Ubuntu and Debian. ExTiX Budgie is based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. This ExTiX Budgie Build is for installation to non UEFI-enabled computers and VirtualBox/VMware.
While running ExTiX Budgie 18.8-2 live or from hard drive you can use Refracta Tools (pre-installed) to create your own live installable Ubuntu system. A ten year child can do it! Watch a slideshow below.
My special kernel 4.18.0-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 4.18.
Read my instruction.
Install ExTiX to hard drive
ExTiX Budgie Build 180819 is for non UEFI-enabled computers and VirtualBox/VMware. Just start the install program Refracta Installer from the Budgie Menu (Refracta Installer). Then just follow the instructions. Choose between Simple installation and Expert installation.
VirtualBox and VMware
ExTiX Budgie 18.8-2 runs very well live in VirtualBox and VMware.
You may want to install Spotify in ExTiX. Just go ahead. It’s very easy. Follow this instruction for Ubuntu. When running ExTiX 18.8-2 live or from hard drive you can just install Spotify with the command sudo apt update followed by sudo apt install spotify-client.
Printing using Cups
It’s really very simple to install a printer in ExTiX/Ubuntu. Cups (Common UNIX Printing System) is already installed. Open up Firefox and go to http://localhost:631/admin. See the following five screenshots showing when I added my local printer HP Photosmart Wireless in ExTiX KDE.
1. Cups start page
2. Add the printer
3. Add a local printer
4. Configuration of the added printer
5. Printing a test document
Important about Refracta
You can use the Refracta tools (pre-installed in ExTiX 18.8-2) to create your own installable Ubuntu 18.04.1 Live DVD once you have installed ExTiX to hard drive. I mean change everything and then create a whole new Ubuntu live system. Start Refracta from Menu >> System >> Create a live CD snapshot of your system. You don’t even have to install ExTiX to hard drive before you can use the Refracta Snapshot. If you have plenty of RAM you can create a new (your own!) Ubuntu system while running ExTiX from DVD or a USB stick. Please note that the whole Refracta process (creating your new ISO) will only take 5 – 10 min! You’ll find the ISO in /home/snapshots. The whole thing is very simple. Watch the slideshow above.
A general truth: If an original system can run on a particular computer an Exton “remaster” of the same original system can run on the same computer. I never change a Linux system for the worse in terms of auto configuration and hardware detection, etc. It happens that I replace the original kernel, but always to a “better” one with even more native support for various hardware etc. (Which I have done in this case).
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