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.
The root (administrator) password is “root”. It's obvious that you must change the root password after you boot your Debox. You can change root's password only if you are logged in as the root user! This can be achieved by typing "su root" at the terminal prompt (RoxTerm for example), then enter the password “root”, type the command passwd and finally enter your new password and repeat it at the confirmation prompt.
The default user have the name “user” and as password you must type “user”. To add a new user, type “adduser your_name_here” as root, at the terminal prompt (RoxTerm for example) and follow the instructions.
Right click everywhere on desktop to see the menu.
The system default language is English. Every time you must choose your local language. In the case that you want change the localization for a second time, you must login 2 times with the identical localization choice.
To change keyboard press alt and shift together. Then watch the flag change at the taskbar. Note that the first keyboard is always English. With the command setxkbmap -layout your_keyboard_here you can switch all the others keyboard layouts.
Adobe Flash Player, protected DVD, HD-DVD/Blu-Ray will need some extra programs. Please install flashplugin-nonfree, libdvdcss2 and aacskeys from Debox Control Center (the Non_Free_Extras option) or from a Debian repository.
At the prompt of CUPS (printer configuration) you must give the user name “root” and the root password (the default is “root”).
To set new data and time " date --set="STRING" " .For example, set new data to 2 Oct 2006 18:00:00, type the following command as root user: date -s "2 OCT 2006 18:00:00"
For watch Digital TV and some bluetooth, wifi devices, is very probable that you will need the firmware for your card. Try to obtain information from internet. Probably the “lsusb” command will help you to find the specifics for the right firmware.
With the middle button of your mouse you can move (and place) the icons of your desktop wherever you want. So middle click at the icon, move it and right click to stop.
If you want an eye-candy desktop you can try to enable composite from Debox Control Center. Note that this option may slow your computer but sometimes enable composite (simple-without shadows) offer better graphics.
-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.
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 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