Exton|OS Internet Kiosk build 141122

Exton|OS Kiosk (ISO file of 344 MB!) build 141122 is based on Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit (released October 23, 2014) and Debian Jessie. Exton|OS’s ISO file is a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can install and run Exton|OS from a USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you can enjoy persistence! Exton|OS Kiosk can not be installed to hard drive.

Few applications
Only Firefox (The Best Web Browser), LXTerminal, Leafpad (Editor), Nano (Editor), Alsamixergui (to enable sound) and Wicd (Network Manager) are preinstalled. After logging in to Fluxbox Firefox will start immediately. If you close Firefox you will also leave Fluxbox (X).

What’s the point?
Exton|OS Kiosk can be used as Internet Kiosk or other publicly available Web terminal in schools, libraries, cafes, hotels, offices, tourist centers and a like. Another possibility is to use Exton|OS Kiosk for displaying information, advertisements, pictures or streaming videos to digital signage deployments. Be sure to change root’s password before such use of the system. It is done (as root) with the command passwd root.

Login and passwords
After booting up Exton|OS Kiosk from CD or USB pen drive you will end up in console mode. Log in as the normal user live with password live or as root with password root$$8. Then run startx to enter X/Fluxbox. To reboot or poweroff the computer you’ll have to be root.

Screenshot showing Firefox and Youtube running

Screenshot showing the menu

Screenshot showing Alsamixergui running

Screenshot showing Wicd configuration

Network connections
Use Wicd to configure your network connection. You may have to change the Network Interfaces eth0 and wlan0 to eth1 respectively wlan1 or…

USB installation
Read my INSTRUCTION. It is for Exton|OS Light, but also valid for Exton|OS Kiosk.

Runs from RAM
Another great thing is that Exton|OS Kiosk can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (CD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 1 GB RAM to run Exton|OS Kiosk that way. I.e. superfast!

The system language is English.

Quick tip
You can install any other packages you need with apt-get (as root). You can also (of course) install Synapic Package Manager. This can be done while runnning Exton|OS Kiosk live. (From CD or USB stick). If you run from a USB stick with persistence your changes will be saved on the stick. Otherwise they are (of course) gone after a reboot.


This version of Exton|OS doesn’t exist anymore. It wasn’t very popular (for some reason).

Other Exton Linux Live CD/DVD’s in English you may like to download…


2 thoughts on “Exton|OS Internet Kiosk build 141122

  1. Hi Just downloaded the new Exton .iso. When trying to install, I get this error message:

    Boost.Python error in job “bootloader”.

    Command ‘grub-install –target=i386-pc –recheck –force /dev/sda’ returned non-zero exit status 1.
    File “/usr/lib/calamares/modules/bootloader/main.py”, line 348, in run

    File “/usr/lib/calamares/modules/bootloader/main.py”, line 319, in prepare_bootloader
    install_grub(efi_directory, fw_type)

    File “/usr/lib/calamares/modules/bootloader/main.py”, line 289, in install_grub

    File “”, line 2, in

    Any help here? Thanks.

    • I wrote this: You shall not use Calamares on a non UEFI-enabled computer (if you want/need to install Grub), since Calamares is configured especially for UEFI-enabled computers.

      Use Refracta Installer instead.

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