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
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 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
cp to transfer the image to a USB stick, for example:
cp sharpbang-bullseye-11.1.0-amd64.hybrid.iso /dev/sdX ; sync
X with the letter assigned to the USB stick, do not add a partition number.
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:
Last altered: 2021-10-10@17:25GMT