Installing CrunchBang++ 1.0 – A Debian Based operating System

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CrunchBang is a Debian based, lightweight Linux operating system featuring Openbox desktop environment. The most recent release CrunchBang++ 1.0 is based on Debian 8. It is distributed as Live CD and can be installed to the hard disk for the best performance. The design goal of this operating system is to provide an easy to use, lightweight and beautiful desktop environment for Linux lovers. Let’s see how we can install the latest CrunchBang++ 1.0 version.

Installing CrunchBang++ 1.0

Download CrunchBang

There are couples of ways through which you can initiate the install of this OS.

(a)  Download CrunchBang and burn it to DVD/USB drive and boot your system using this DVD/USB.

(b)   Create Virtual machine on your current operating system using tools like Oracle Virtual Box and boot your Virtual machine using ISO of this operating system.

Whichever method you choose, here is the very first screen you should see when booting your system using this ISO. From here click “Install” option to start the installation process.

CrunchBang Installer

Choose your preferred language for the new installation from here.

CrunchBang Lanugage

Select your location from this step.

CrunchBang Location

Specify the hostname for your new installation.

CrunchBang Hostname

Enter username for your this new operating system installation.

CrunchBang user

Provide password for the user you created earlier.

CrunchBang Password

Select your time zone from this step.

CrunchBase Location

Choose how you want disk partitioning to be handled. The default choice “Guided – use entire disk” will erase the contents of current disk and install fresh operating system. If you are looking to perform custom disk partitioning, you should choose “Manual” option.

CrunchBase Guided

That’s it, the installation process is in progress now. Sit tight, it will take a bit to complete the installation.

CrunchBase Installation

As soon as the installation process is complete, reboot your system and start using this new operating system.



CrunchBang is a lightweight operating system and most of the preinstalled applications use GTK+ widget toolkit. It uses its own package repository and derives some packages from Debian as well. Overall, it is pretty easy to install any kind of apps on this operating system ; give it a try today 🙂