Note: this wiki is no longer maintained. If you have any questions related to this wiki, please post them on the CrunchBang forums.
Note, if you are looking for the latest development release, please visit: http://crunchbang.org/download/
This is the download page for CrunchBang Linux 9.04.01. See the release notes.
For a list of programs included in CrunchBang, please see the applications list.
9.04.01 LiveCD images can be downloaded from the following locations:
Approximate size: 620M
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Approximate size: 427M
Approximate size: 436M
There is an alternative method available for installing CrunchBang Linux. Basically, the alternative installation method involves preparing a “CLI” installation of Ubuntu, before downloading a shell script which will download and install all the packages and customisations needed to transform the system into CrunchBang Linux.
Note: the 9.04.01 build script is capable of building both Standard and Lite editions of CrunchBang in both 32-bit and 64-bit guises.
The script can be found at:
The script needs to be run as root. It is not recommended that the script be run from a full Ubuntu installation, at least, I have not attempted this myself. If you want to give the script a try, follow the instructions below.
1. Prepare a “CLI” only installation of Ubuntu. I find that using the Ubuntu MinimalCD is best for this.
2. Download the script with the following command:
3. Make the script executable with the following command:
chmod +x crunchbang-installer-9.04.01.sh
4. Run the script as root with the following command:
5. Follow the on-screen instructions and reboot when finished.
CrunchBang Linux is not recommended for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. CrunchBang Linux could possibly make your computer go CRUNCH! BANG! Therefore CrunchBang Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
CrunchBang Linux is an unofficial version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu ™ and Canonical ™ are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. CrunchBang Linux is not affiliated with Canonical Ltd.