Welcome to Debox Live CD

Debox GNU/Linux Live CD is a live distribution based on Debian and OpenBox window manager. Can be used on computers supporting 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set.

Different from the majority of the distributions, the ad hoc Debox Desktop Environment does not tightly integrate every component but use various programs and tweaks that give the final result.

Tips & Highlights.

Data storage.

-First of all, Debox is a live cd. So you must use some tricks to install it at your hard disk.

-For a O.S independent Hard Disk/USB installation (of the CD as it is) the easy way is to download and install UnetBootin program. On Debox live cd is already installed and just follow the instructions from the web site. At the end of the procedure you will have, in case of Usb stick, a portable Linux system.

-An other easy way to install Debox (of the CD as it is) on usb stick  is with the command "dd bs=4M if=Debox.iso  of=/dev/sdX" where "X" is the device address. Note that you must find out the name of your USB drive and make sure that it is NOT mounted. Warning: This will irrevocably destroy all data on /dev/sdx.

-For Linux users you can try a Hard disk Installation via grub-imageboot. Put your Debox iso files (with suffix.iso) to /boot/images (create it if you need so) and run update-grub2 afterwards. At the next boot you can use Debox Live CD as it is and i must note that this way is slow and only if you have a very fast CPU and a lot of ram worth a try.

-When you create a persistence file from Debox Control Center you must reboot. Note that only the files from the /home directory will be saved. 

What is next...

Debox is improved constantly and you must wait a twelve month major release. Major release number at this time is “2” and minor “0”. The minor release number is used for minor bug fixes (or few updates) and do not have a constant release cycle.

Last words...

Last but not least, do not forget that your computer must be secured. As a live CD Debox -by default- let the original system untouched but you are advise to turn on a firewall and download the security fixes/programs.

Good luck with Debox GNU/Linux Live CD (L) 2014-2015