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Debian Install Guide

Debian Install Guide

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Debian GNU/Linux Installation Guide
 
Debian GNU/Linux Installation Guide
Copyright © 2004 – 2010 the Debian Installer teamThis document contains installation instructions for the Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 system (codename “squeeze”),for the 64-bit PC (“amd64”) architecture. It also contains pointers to more information and information on howto make the most of your new Debian system.
Note:
Although this installation guide for amd64 is mostly up-to-date, we plan to make some changes andreorganize parts of the manual after the official release of squeeze. A newer version of this manual may befound on the Internet at the
debian-installer
home page (http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/).You may also be able to find additional translations there.
This manual is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Please refer to thelicense inAppendix F.
 
Table of Contents
Installing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 For amd64..................................................................................x1. Welcome to Debian.........................................................................................................................1
1.1. What is Debian?...................................................................................................................11.2. What is GNU/Linux?...........................................................................................................21.3. What is Debian GNU/Linux?...............................................................................................31.4. What is Debian GNU/kFreeBSD?.......................................................................................31.5. Getting Debian.....................................................................................................................41.6. Getting the Newest Version of This Document....................................................................41.7. Organization of This Document...........................................................................................41.8. About Copyrights and Software Licenses............................................................................5
2. System Requirements.....................................................................................................................7
2.1. Supported Hardware.............................................................................................................72.1.1. Supported Architectures..........................................................................................72.1.2. CPU, Main Boards, and Video Support...................................................................82.1.2.1. CPU.............................................................................................................82.1.3. Laptops....................................................................................................................82.1.4. Multiple Processors.................................................................................................82.1.5. Graphics Card Support............................................................................................92.1.6. Network Connectivity Hardware.............................................................................92.1.6.1. Wireless Network Cards.............................................................................92.1.7. Braille Displays.......................................................................................................92.1.8. Hardware Speech Synthesis..................................................................................102.1.9. Peripherals and Other Hardware...........................................................................102.2. Devices Requiring Firmware.............................................................................................102.3. Purchasing Hardware Specifically for GNU/Linux...........................................................102.3.1. Avoid Proprietary or Closed Hardware.................................................................112.3.2. Windows-specific Hardware..................................................................................112.4. Installation Media..............................................................................................................112.4.1. CD-ROM/DVD-ROM...........................................................................................112.4.2. Hard Disk ...............................................................................................................122.4.3. USB Memory Stick ...............................................................................................122.4.4. Network .................................................................................................................122.4.5. Un*x or GNU system............................................................................................122.4.6. Supported Storage Systems...................................................................................132.5. Memory and Disk Space Requirements.............................................................................13
3. Before Installing Debian GNU/Linux.........................................................................................14
3.1. Overview of the Installation Process..................................................................................143.2. Back Up Your Existing Data!.............................................................................................153.3. Information You Will Need................................................................................................153.3.1. Documentation......................................................................................................153.3.1.1. Installation Manual...................................................................................153.3.1.2. Hardware documentation..........................................................................153.3.2. Finding Sources of Hardware Information............................................................163.3.3. Hardware Compatibility........................................................................................173.3.4. Network Settings...................................................................................................173.4. Meeting Minimum Hardware Requirements.....................................................................183.5. Pre-Partitioning for Multi-Boot Systems...........................................................................193.5.1. Partitioning From DOS or Windows.....................................................................20
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