Install ExTix 14.1 64bit on VirtualBox

ExTiX is a Linux distribution based on both Debian and Ubuntu operating system. It removes the Unity desktop environment and replaces it with the GNOME 3 and GNOME Classic desktop environments. The latest release v14.1 64bit which was released 2014-04-17 is based on Debian (Jessie0 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr).

According to the developer (Exton), this current release is:

  • Now stable and all packages have been upgraded to latest version. See list of packages
  • The ExTiX ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run ExTiX from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick
  • ExTiX 14.1 can run from RAM. When you boot to ExTix scree, select option (ExTiX – Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run ExTiX that way
  • ExTix now supports installation of Nvidia’s proprietary drivers. Read instruction on how to install Nvidia driver in ExTix
  • The Kernel version 3.13.0-17-exton now replaced with Kernel 3.13.0-24-exton

Now lets Install ExTix

Step 1: Download ISO File

[button link=”” style=”download” color=”primary”]Download ExTix 14.1 64bit[/button]

Step 2: Create Virtual Machine

– Create a new VirtualBox Machine with details as follows

Type: Linux
Version: Ubuntu 64bit
Hard Disk: 8GB


Step 3: Install ExTix 64bit

I would assume you already know who to add the ISO image, set Network etc

– Start the VM, then select ExTiX – live and press Enter


– After installer loads, click on the ‘Live session user’ and click Sign In with no password


– On the desktop screen, double-click on ‘Install ExTiX


– On Welcome screen, select language and click Continue


– Confirm all checks pass and continue


– Select option ‘Erase disk and install ExTiX’ and Install Now


– Select Region and Keyboard layout. Enter required details and continue


– Installation would begin as expected


– After installation is completed, click on Restart Now


– When system reboots, you will be presented with the login screen. Click your username and enter the password


Now you have successfully installed ExTiX Linus on VirtualBox


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