Add to an Existing System
You can add REMnux to an existing system based on Ubuntu 20.04 by following instructions below. This configuration doesn't modify your system's look and feel, so you won't have the experience of the full REMnux environment. To the full experience, consider using the REMnux virtual appliance.
After logging into your existing system based on Ubuntu 20.04, download the REMnux installer:
Validate that the SHA-256 hash of the downloaded file to make sure it matches this expected value:
To generate the hash of your file, run:
Set up the REMnux installer by running these commands:
mv remnux-cli remnux
chmod +x remnux
sudo mv remnux /usr/local/bin
Before proceeding, make sure your system doesn't have an active Ubuntu unattended upgrade in progress. One way to do this is check whether the "unattended-upgrade" process is active (
ps aux | grep unattended-upgrade.) If the upgrade is active, let it finish or disable it, then reboot the system before installing REMnux.
You're now ready to install the REMnux distro. To kick off the installation, run:
sudo remnux install --mode=addon
addonmode will avoid modifications that can modify the look and feel of your existing system. As a result, you won't get the experience of the standard REMnux environment..
The installation will take about an hour, depending on your resources and internet connection.
Once the REMnux installation finishes, reboot your new REMnux system by typing:
Login to your system to start benefiting from the tools that the REMnux distro includes.
If you installed REMnux inside a virtual machine, consider taking a snapshot of the VM, so you can return it to a known good state if the need arises.