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Install Debian AMD

Install Debian AMD

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Debian GNU/Linux Installation Guide
 
Debian GNU/Linux Installation Guide
Copyright © 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 the Debian Installer teamThis document contains installation instructions for the Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 system (codename “lenny”), forthe AMD64 (“amd64”) architecture. It also contains pointers to more information and information on how tomake 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 lenny. A newer version of this manual may be foundon the Internet at the
debian-installer
home page (http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/). You mayalso 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.
 
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Installing Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 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. Getting Debian.....................................................................................................................31.5. Getting the Newest Version of This Document....................................................................41.6. Organization of This Document...........................................................................................41.7. About Copyrights and Software Licenses............................................................................4
2. System Requirements.....................................................................................................................6
2.1. Supported Hardware.............................................................................................................62.1.1. Supported Architectures..........................................................................................62.1.2. CPU, Main Boards, and Video Support...................................................................72.1.2.1. CPU.............................................................................................................72.1.3. Laptops....................................................................................................................72.1.4. Multiple Processors.................................................................................................72.1.5. Graphics Card Support............................................................................................82.1.6. Network Connectivity Hardware.............................................................................82.1.6.1. Wireless Network Cards.............................................................................82.1.7. Braille Displays.......................................................................................................82.1.8. Hardware Speech Synthesis....................................................................................92.1.9. Peripherals and Other Hardware.............................................................................92.2. Devices Requiring Firmware...............................................................................................92.3. Purchasing Hardware Specifically for GNU/Linux.............................................................92.3.1. Avoid Proprietary or Closed Hardware.................................................................102.3.2. Windows-specific Hardware..................................................................................102.4. Installation Media..............................................................................................................102.4.1. CD-ROM/DVD-ROM...........................................................................................102.4.2. Hard Disk ...............................................................................................................112.4.3. USB Memory Stick ...............................................................................................112.4.4. Network .................................................................................................................112.4.5. Un*x or GNU system............................................................................................112.4.6. Supported Storage Systems...................................................................................122.5. Memory and Disk Space Requirements.............................................................................12
3. Before Installing Debian GNU/Linux.........................................................................................13
3.1. Overview of the Installation Process..................................................................................133.2. Back Up Your Existing Data!.............................................................................................143.3. Information You Will Need................................................................................................143.3.1. Documentation......................................................................................................143.3.1.1. Installation Manual...................................................................................143.3.1.2. Hardware documentation..........................................................................143.3.2. Finding Sources of Hardware Information............................................................153.3.3. Hardware Compatibility........................................................................................163.3.4. Network Settings...................................................................................................163.4. Meeting Minimum Hardware Requirements.....................................................................173.5. Pre-Partitioning for Multi-Boot Systems...........................................................................183.5.1. Partitioning From DOS or Windows.....................................................................193.5.1.1. Lossless Repartitioning When Starting From DOS, Win-32 or OS/2......19
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