Install Crunchbang

Here are some random notes from install Crunchbang. The install is pretty good so not a ton here.

Prep usb stick:

Start by downloading the ISO you want from

While this is downloading you can format your USB stick as EXT2 with something like gparted.

Use dd to flash the iso to your USB drive (mine is /dev/sdf here).

sudo dd if=crunchbang.iso of=/dev/sdf bs=4M;sync

Install some neat pkgs

There are some standard Packages

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install vim tmux git nmap wireshark tshark meld wget sl 

I also usually install RVM to manage my rubies. Note this process changes frequently and should be double checked at RVM

command curl -sSL | gpg --import -
curl -sSL | bash -s stable
rvm install ruby

Generate SSH Keys

ssh-keygen -b 4096 -t rsa -f $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa

Once my have been generated I will add them to my services as needed.

Install config

Drop in my Dotfiles. :)

cd ~
git clone
mv dotfiles .dotfiles
cd .dotfiles