|4 DKtoolian and Disklessian|
Minimalistic Debian GNU/Linux live system without access to internal disks
|Desktop||Debian Stretch||Debian Jessie|
|¹||Some modifications are applied:
|²||Experimental means: I have no experience
in using these desktops, so they are not perfectly integrated into
They may work or not.
From 2008 til 2016 the Heise-Verlag
— a german computer magazines publisher — provided
c’t Bankix, a GNU/Linux live
system for online banking based on Ubuntu.
Unfortunately c’t Bankix is no longer supported, but the kernel patch to disable access to internal disk drives was published.
While working on DKtoolian I got some experience in building
Debian based live systems. So I decided to create Disklessian as a
partial replacement for c’t Bankix.
Disklessian only supports online banking in the web browser, no financial applications were added.
On PCs using UEFI the UEFI software is started as part of the boot process, one of UEFIs tasks is to choose and start the operating system to use. On these computers UEFI is started first and starts Disklessian. So Disklessian can not protect you from malicious software probably started by UEFI.
This project does not provide live system images, it provides
the instructions, scripts and data files to build an image.
I would not use a binary image from a relatively unknown publisher for online banking, so you shouldn't.
Instead visit a Debian GNU/Linux user nearby and ask her/him to produce a live system image for you.
Other people with good reputation — i.e. computer magazines publishers — are invited to download and review the scripts and data files, build and provide localized Disklessian images to the public.
Building a Disklessian live system requires some time, as we compile a kernel and build a live system.