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INSTALLATION Download CrunchBang Linux 9.04.01

:!: Note, if you are looking for the latest development release, please visit:

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.

LiveCD Images

9.04.01 LiveCD images can be downloaded from the following locations:

Standard Edition - 32-bit

Approximate size: 620M
md5sum: 8ca9553235a18a691dcddf1f6f1dadae

via Torrent

via HTTP

Standard Edition - 64-bit

Approximate size: 673M
md5sum: 11476c7c030c90dab2786478245b7889

via Torrent

via HTTP

Lite Edition - 32-bit

Approximate size: 427M
md5sum: 7495a9a62d3dc9cd38655daa1430525d

via Torrent

via HTTP

Lite Edition - 64-bit

Approximate size: 436M
md5sum: a3ce0b7e3883aede9a9cf05e43f0bf05

via Torrent

via HTTP

Alternative Installation

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

4. Run the script as root with the following command:

sudo ./

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.

downloads/9.04.01.txt · Last modified: 2012/05/24 07:29 by machinebacon
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