Install Debian 5

How to install Debian 5

  1. Download the Debian 5 Installation ISO of your choice.
    1. Visit the Debian 5 download site: http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/
    2. Click the Official CD/DVD images of the "stable" release link
    3. Click the link for your architecture
    4. Click the debian-506-*-DVD-1.iso link to save the file to your system
  2. Burn the .iso file to a dvd or any other bootable media.
  3. Insert the bootable media and start the computer, you should get a Debian 5 install menu.
  4. Select the Graphical install option and press [ENTER].
  5. Debian 5 Graphical Install
    1. Chose a language
      1. Select your desired language and click Continue.
      2. Select your desired country, territory or area and click Continue.
    2. Choose a keyboard layout
      1. Select your desired keyboard layout and click Continue.
    3. Configure the network
      1. Enter the hostname for this virtual machine and click Continue.
      2. Enter the domain name for this virtual machine and click Continue.
    4. Configure the clock
      1. Select your time zone and click Continue.
    5. Partition disks
      1. Select the Guided - use entire disk option and click Continue.
      2. Select the disk partition you would like to use and click Continue.
      3. Selecte the All files in one partition (recommended for new users) and click Continue.
      4. Selecte the Finish partitioning and write changes to disk option and click Continue.
      5. Select the Yes option and click Continue.
    6. Set up users and passwords
      1. Enter a password in both the Root password and Re-enter password to verify text boxes and click Continue.
      2. Enter the Full name of the user for the first account and click Continue.
      3. Enter the Username for the first account and click Continue.
      4. Enter a password in both the Choos a password for the new user and Re-enter password to verify text boxes and click Continue.
    7. Configure the package manager
      1. Select No and click Continue.
      2. Select Yes and click Continue.
      3. Select your country or the country that is closest to you and click Continue.
      4. Select the archive miror closest to you and click Continue.
      5. Enter any necessary proxy information needed to access the outside world and click Continue.
    8. Configuring popularity-contest
      1. If you wish to anonymously supply statistics about your installation to the distribution developers, select Yes. Otherwise select No and click Continue
    9. Software selection
      1. Leave the default selections and click Continue.
    10. Install the GRUB boot loader on a hard disk
      1. Select Yes and click Continue.
    11. Finish the installation
      1. Click Continue to reboot into Debian 5 for the first time.

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