Debian

This tutorial will guide you through the installation of Debian.

Essential Information

Debian provided by Andronix is open source including all the scripts needed for installing it. You can take a look at it here.

Download size - 75 MB

The size mentioned above is not the size after installing Debian but it's just the tar size that Andronix downloads. This doesn't include a desktop environment for the GUI.

How to Install?

  • Open the Andronix App and click on the Debian card.

  • Click the Install button.

  • The first three options will install Ubuntu 19 with the mentioned Desktop Environment. The last Non-DE variant installs Debian without any Desktop Environment and is recommended for using the distro only with a Command Line Interface.

We recommend to choose XFCE variant as it is the most stable, smooth, advanced and customizable Desktop Environment present at the moment

  • Use the command below to update your termux packages so that you're running the updated versions of the required packages.

pkg update
  • Tap & hold anywhere on the screen and press Paste.

  • Press Enter and wait till the installation completes.

  • Type the following command to start the distro and press enter.

./start-debian.sh

Exiting VNC

Exiting and stopping the VNC server gracefully is important to avoid any ghost process to be running and rendering the server almost useless. Read about how to exit the VNC server in this article.