2.1. Requirements

Building Debian Live images has very few system requirements:

  1. Super user (root) access

  2. An up-to-date version of live-helper

  3. A POSIX-compliant shell, such as bash or dash.

  4. debootstrap or cdebootstrap

  5. Linux 2.6.x

Note that using Debian or a Debian-derived distribution is not required - live-helper will run on almost any operating system with the above requirements.