25 March 2011

Adding Debian-live to Linux section at

This text is going to be added at the end of the linux section (See linux tab above) after the Live CD??? paragraph:

Talking about live systems I can't help mentioning Debian-live. A personal favourite.

NOTE: Even though the project is geared towards teaching/helping/encouraging users to generate their own images, you can find several standard prebuilt images at their download site.

The Debian-live team produces what probably is the most amazing live system there is out there. Among other reasons because it is based on Debian. The images they create can be copied to Cd's, Dvd's or USB devices such as flash drives or even USB hard disks. These images can also be tried out using virtualization (qemu or vm). The ability to boot from USB devices allows you to try as many images as you please because of the rewritable nature of these drives. I have a 4 GB flash drive exclusively devoted to try Debian-live systems. I do it because they are really useful and secondly for the sake of learning new things.

My reasons for using debian-live systems:

-You can customize the images yourself.
-Images can be used to test hardware.
-Images come in handy as a rescue tool.
-They are nice guys :)

In order to know the project better I recommend you visit their website at and in order to master your knowledge of their live system build I insist you read their live-manual at

Here is a list of what you can find in a Debian live system:

- It reflects the (current) state of one distribution.
- It runs on as many architectures as possible.
- It consists of unchanged Debian packages only.
- It does not contain any unofficial packages.
- It uses an unaltered Debian kernel with no additional patches.

If you are interested in contacting the members of the team you can find them:

-Sending a mail to their mailing list at
-On irc in the #debian-live channel on (OFTC)