SharpBang GNU/Linux

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Build Status

SharpBang (♯!) GNU/Linux is a live ISO image that can be used to install a pre-configured Openbox/Tint2 desktop running on Debian stable.

The username for the live system is user and the password is live.

The locale and keyboard is English (UK), press e with the "Live" entry highlighted at the bootloader screen and edit the line that starts with "linux" to change this.

Debian's live-build system is used to create the ISO and a rescue mode is accessible from the boot menu which can be used to open a shell in an installed system.

The default shell is mksh, use this command to revert back to bash if preferred:

chsh -s /bin/bash

Please note that SharpBang is not a distribution in the usual sense, the ISO image will install a pure Debian stable system with some pre-configuration.

Download links

64-bit x86:

sharpbang-bullseye-11.1.0-amd64.hybrid.iso

sha512sum.amd64

32-bit x86:

sharpbang-bullseye-11.1.0-i386.hybrid.iso

sha512sum.i386

Verifying the image

Download the ISO and matching sha512sum file, place them both in the current working directory then run this command (substitute i386 in place of amd64 for 32-bit images):

sha512sum -c sha512sum.amd64

Expected output:

sharpbang-bullseye-11.1.0-amd64.hybrid.iso: OK

Burning the image

Use cp to transfer the image to a USB stick, for example:

cp sharpbang-bullseye-11.1.0-amd64.hybrid.iso /dev/sdX ; sync

Replace X with the letter assigned to the USB stick, do not add a partition number.

Updating an installed system

To update the configuration in an installed system download the latest version of the sharp-configs package from here. Any changes in the package will only be applied to newly-created users by default. To apply the changes to the current user run this command:

sharp-user-setup --refresh

Miscellaneous Links

Wiki

Sid's page


Last altered: 2021-10-10@17:25GMT

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