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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Create Your Own Ubuntu 16.04 or 16.10 Live ISO with MeX and Refracta


GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton is always ahead of time, and it looks like he has just released a new build of his MeX GNU/Linux distribution that ships with the Refracta tools pre-installed.
MeX Build 161030 arrived a couple of days ago, based on the Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 “Jessie” and Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating systems. It includes a special 4.8.0-25-exton kernel injected with support for additional hardware components, and uses the latest Cinnamon 3.0.7 desktop environment that comes with Linux Mint 18.
However, the new feature of the MeX Build 161030 release is the integration of the Refracta tools, which let users create their own installable and bootable Ubuntu Live ISO images, which can be based on either the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) or Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating systems.
“You can use the Refracta tools (pre-installed in MeX Build 161030) to create your own installable Ubuntu Live DVD once you have installed MeX to hard drive,” said Arne Exton in the release announcement. “I mean change everything and then create a whole new Ubuntu 16.04 or 16.10 live system.”
When attempting to create your own Ubuntu-based Live ISO, you should know that you don’t even have to install the MeX operating system on your personal computer, as the Refracta tools work straight from the Live DVD, according to Arne Exton, but you’ll need to have plenty of system memory (RAM) for things to work as expected.
The entire Ubuntu ISO creation process won’t take more than 5 to 10 minutes using the Refracta tools. As one might have expected, all the packages included in MeX Build 161030 have been updated as of October 30, 2016, and you can study the full list of pre-installed packages. In the meantime, download MeX Build 161030 right now via our website.