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System requirements


Burn the iso on a cd.

Boot your computer from this cd.

Start the installer clicking to the "Installation"-icon on your Desktop.

Now you have only to choose an usb-device and to type the encryption-password to get a mobile and encrypted gnu/linux system on an usb-key or on an external harddisk on which all your data will be encrypted.

After the installation, boot the installed system, to fix a bug in Privatix 11.04.11:

To be able to use tor in the persistant installed system, too, you have to add the following missing lines to the file /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
You can do it this way: Go to the console (i.e. open a terminal) and enter one time the following commands ("su" will ask you for your adminpassword):
echo >>/etc/network/interfaces
echo "auto lo" >>/etc/network/interfaces
echo "iface lo inet loopback" >>/etc/network/interfaces
Reboot the system.


Boot the system from the usb-device or from the external harddisk (maybe therefore you have to change your bios-settings).

Type in your encryption password.

Then you can use the system like other Debian systems, for example to encrypt your email with thunderbird, enigmail and gnupg.

All your settings and data will be safed encrypted on the usb-device.

If a computer doesn't support booting usb-hdd

If a computer can not boot from your usb-device, use the privatix starter cd:

Burn the file boot.iso which was created in the not encrypted boot-partition of your usb-device while the privatix installation to a cd and use it as boot-cd.

This special boot-cd will start the privatix system from your usb-device, even if booting from usb-hdd is not supported by the bios.

Full documentation

Today the full documentation and faq is available in german.