NEWS 240125 about exGENT (Gentoo) 64 bit
I’ve made a new extra version of exGENT with only a few necessary packages pre-installed. The system is built from “scratch”. I.e. installed the “Gentoo way” following the Gentoo Handbook. It uses LXDE as Desktop Environment and kernel 5.15.80-gentoo-x86_64 (Gentoo’s original kernel) while running the system live (from a DVD or a USB stick). After a hard drive installation kernel 6.7.1 (latest stable kernel version) will be used.  Study all installed packages in Build 240125. This exGENT build is not a replacement for Build 240121, which uses OpenRC init system and has Calamares Installer pre-installed.
KNOWN ISSUE: This Systemd version of exGENT can’t run in VMware. It runs very well in VirtualBox though.

More about Build 240125
1. This exGENT build uses Systemd as init system, while Build 240121 uses OpenRC. Read an article called “Comparison of init systems“.
2. I have not installed Calamares in this build. For hard drive installations the install scripts in the folder /root/install have to be used. Watch a screenshot when the scripts are used in VirtualBox. Read about how to use the scripts.
3. You can run exGENT Build 240125 very well in VirtualBox in both Windows and Linux, but for some unknown reason not in VMware in Windows 11.
4. I was hoping that this “light” version of exGENT would be good for older computers, but unfortunately you’ll have to use a fairly new computer to be able to run exGENT Build 250125. Otherwise the boot process will stop showing an error message.

1. The LXDE Desktop for user gentoo running live
2. The LXDE Desktop for root running live
3.  Running in VirtualBox
4. Installing exGENT in VirtualBox
5. Showing how to get a nice Grub boot picture
6. Showing how to change screen resolution in VirtualBox


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