Installing from ISO: Debian for 3CX
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If you are not so familiar with Linux or Debian, then you can choose to install from ISO. In this case 3CX will install Debian 8 Jesse for you with the correct options, and subsequently install 3CX as well. You can see a list of things that our modified version of Debian does not ask for below.
Installing Debian for 3CX
To install Debian for 3CX:
- Download the Debian for 3CX ISO from here:
- Select “Install or Graphical install”. Choose Install unless you absolutely require the mouse to get thru the installation steps.
- Now enter a hostname for the computer so you can easily identify it on your network.
- Enter a domain name. If this is a network, use the same domain as you use on other computers in the network, for example company.local.
- Now select the language you wish to install.
- Specify the root password for the machine. This account is the equivalent of the administrator account in Windows.
- Confirm the password you have chosen.
- Partition your disk. Select “Guided - use entire disk”.
- Confirm your disk. If you are installing to a bare metal machine remember that all the data on your disk will be erased!
- Select “All files in one partition”.
- Select “Finish partitioning” and write changes to disk. Debian for 3CX will be installed. This can take about 10-20 minutes depending on your machine speed. After that the machine will be rebooted.
- At restart, 3CX will be installed automatically - you don’t need to login. After the installation is complete you will be asked if you want to run the PBX configurator tool from a web browser or from the command line. Select option 1 to use a web browser, and point your browser to http://<ip of machine>:5015.
- Now you go through the wizard. It will detect your IP, ask whether you are behind a NAT and confirm these options with you. You get to choose a subdomain and admin credentials for your PBX. Afterwards you will be presented with a summary page to login to your PBX. Save it and don’t lose it!! Visit this guide for step by step instructions.
Debian for 3CX installs a minimal install of Debian and does not ask the following questions during configuration steps:
- Keyboard settings
- Network interface is preset to auto
- Wireless configuration
- User account creation skipped (only root)
- Package selection list skipped
- Popularity contest for analytics
- How to install 3CX on Debian
- Running the PBX configurator tool
- Running the 3CX Setup Wizard
- How to test Debian for 3CX on Virtualbox
- Read our guide on how to install Debian for a 3CX on a Mini PC.