ExTiX Mini Build 220501 with LXQt and kernel 5.17.2 :: Run it super fast from RAM and/or create your own Linux system using Refracta Snapshot!
NEWS 220501 ABOUT ExTiX LXQt Mini 22.5, Build 220501
I’ve made a new updated “mini” version of ExTiX – The Ultimate Linux System. It is based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish. The ISO file is of only 1340 MB, which is good if you want to run the system super fast from RAM. It should be enough with 2GB RAM. When the boot process is ready you can eject the DVD or USB stick. Use Boot alternative 2. The best thing with ExTiX 22.5 is that while running the system live (from DVD/USB) or from hard drive you can use Refracta Snapshot (pre-installed) to create your own live installable Ubuntu 22.04 system. So easy that a ten year child can do it! ExTiX 22.5 uses kernel 5.17.2-amd64-exton. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS will be supported until April 2027.
Study all pre-installed packages in ExTiX 22.5.
More about ExTiX 22.5
This ExTiX version uses LXQt as Desktop environment. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment. NOTE: This ExTiX LXQt Build is for older UEFI-enabled computers and VirtualBox/VMware. When running ExTiX 22.5 in VirtualBox you can do it in full screen since VirtualBox Guest Additions are pre-installed. Watch this screenshot.
Log in to LXQt
When the live boot process is ready you will end up in X and the LXQt Desktop logged in as the ordinary user user. The password for root is root. The password for user is live. While logged in as user you can use Sudo to become root. Examples: sudo su and sudo pcmanfm-qt.
Read my instruction. In Windows you shall/must use Rufus version 3.18. Using for example Etcher won’t make the USB stick bootable.
Install ExTiX to hard drive
Just start the install program Refracta Installer from the LXQt Menu/System (Install from a live CD to your system). Then just follow the instructions. In the end of the installation you will be asked if you want to install a boot loader. Watch this screenshot. Choose the alternative “No bootloader” if you already have one Linux system installed on your computer and already have Grub as bootloader. Otherwise you shall choose to install Grub in MBR (/dev/sda). ExTiX LXQt 22.5 runs very well live in VirtualBox and VMware. When installing ExTiX in VirtualBix/VMware you shall choose to install Grub in MBR. Watch screenshot 1 and screenshot 2. NOTE: In the end of the installation you may get a couple of error messages. Just ignore them and an close the installer.
Important about Refracta Snapshot
You can use the Refracta Snapshot (pre-installed in ExTiX 22.5) to create your own installable Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Live DVD/ISO once you have installed ExTiX to hard drive. I mean change everything and then create a whole new Ubuntu live system. Start Refracta Snapshot 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 10 – 30 min! You’ll find the ISO in /home/snapshots. The whole thing is very simple.
Study this instruction.
ExTiX version 220501 LXQt user Desktop
ExTiX LXQt running Refracta Installer – 1
ExTiX LXQt running Refracta Installer – 2
ExTiX LXQt running Refracta Snapshot
Watch a YouTube video about ExTiX 22.5 Mini…
The video is called “ExTiX 22.5 Linux Distro You Must Try“. (It is not made by me).
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md5sum for extix-22.5-64bit-efi-lxqt-mini-1340mb-220501.iso
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ExTiX 22.5 is on the Front Page at DistroWatch.com! That will probably dramatically increase the download numbers.
Watch this screenshot: https://www.extix.se/extix-22.5-distrowatch.jpg