Build an Ultralight OS with GUI on Debian-Live

If you are running Debian, install debian-live:

apt-get install debian-live

(you must be root (superuser) to install debian-live)

Then type:

lh_config --packages "xserver-xorg-video-vesa xterm xfonts-base xinit jwm"

(the basics and gives you the jwm window manager)

Then type:


Then wait for the .iso image to be built.

Use qemu to boot it if you have it installed:

qemu -cdrom binary.iso

If you want other programs included in your operating system, put them in the list along with jwm, xterm, ...

So if you wanted iceweasel (firefox), gftp, xpdf, gxine, leafpad on your os, you would type:

lh_config --packages "xserver-xorg-video-vesa xterm xfonts-base xinit jwm iceweasel gftp xpdf gxine leafpad"

If this doesnt work for you, reply with why.