Debian Live Studio

  • 2 August, 2010

Over the last couple of days I have been creating Debian Live Studio, a web-based service for creating Debian Live systems. After choosing between various options, you wait a few minutes and the server generates an ISO or USB stick image for download.

I have a list of features I plan to implement but have put the service live so I can respond to feedback throughout DebConf. Please grab me.

Regarding the current server infrastructure, I'm hosting this on a $15 virtual machine which will fill up in a few hours. If anyone can donate more serious hosting for this service please get in touch.

You can check it out at:

Comments (18)


Great job, congratulations!

Aug. 2, 2010, 11:37 a.m. #

Excelente trabajo, realmente era necesario contar con algo asi, es por eso que en poco tiempo se saturo el hosting. No tengo dudas que existe mucha gente dispuesta a colaborar, y después de tanto tiempo esperando por algo asi, no nos vamos a poner mal por esperar un poco mas.

Aug. 2, 2010, 6:47 p.m. #

I'd suggest contacting Gandi; they have a hosting platform, and they already help Debian out a lot.

Aug. 2, 2010, 7:07 p.m. #

I'd be happy to host an instance that I can give you access to if that would be ok?

Aug. 2, 2010, 8:21 p.m. #

this is awesome, keep the good work!

Aug. 3, 2010, 7:38 p.m. #

Very very nice work! This is exactly what I have been hoping for for a long time.

Are you thinking about adding individual package add/remove options?

Aug. 5, 2010, 5:01 a.m. #
I am yes :)

Wow, very nice.
Thank you very much for this tool.

Aug. 8, 2010, 2:59 p.m. #

Language translations : I know this is complex with debian when compared to ubuntu because uuntu maintains a lang pack . but can you do something like for example I want a debian french distro with all french translations and no other lang packs . It should defaultly show everything in french .. or in other words one click french distro !

Aug. 9, 2010, 8:38 a.m. #

It's really easy to demonstrate debian now. For a long time, I've been showing off debian live, of a CD or a USB, but even though I customize my own versions using live-helper, this is much easier and nicer !
It has a huge potential of bringing new users to Debian.

Aug. 10, 2010, 9:16 p.m. #

Thanks for a very convenient service! I'd suggest you make a time limit, for how long the image will stay on your server - this will solve the space issue at least partially.

Aug. 11, 2010, 6:39 p.m. #

Thank you so much for all your work on this. This is exactly what I have been waiting for.

Aug. 12, 2010, 3:12 a.m. #

This is awesome, option of add/remove packages would add spice to it. waiting for that!

Aug. 12, 2010, 8:45 a.m. #

Thanks for this interesting tool. In fact, I'd like to use this web tool, but I want to add some of my softwares (not available in the debian world). Should I prepare something with your web application, then be able to modify it after download ?

Aug. 12, 2010, 11:17 a.m. #

Possibly this is a dumb question, but what would the difference be between this system and the one that is already up at - http://live-he… ?

I gather it would be more user friendly, but is that the only major difference?

Aug. 16, 2010, 8:56 a.m. #

Just tried it out. Nice convenient Idea!
I I could help you out with cpu/Storage let me know I own a rootserver with a lot of spare power

Aug. 21, 2010, 3:18 p.m. #

Still got that hosting problem? Well i'm trying to create a live CD right now and waiting in queue. Just email me what kind of service that you need. Or maybe you can use my personal hosting plan which is unlimited for this project.

Oct. 28, 2010, 6:44 a.m. #

At first, debian live studio is a good idea. To reduce the load for the hosting/building server, wouldn't it be possible to build the images by the help of some distributed computing clients like tiles@home or seti@home?

Nov. 27, 2010, 5:19 p.m. #


System itself seems unavailable right now, but according to the screenshot, it's AGPLed. Is that still the case? Is the source publicly available somewhere?

July 22, 2011, 6:19 p.m. #