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These are files containing the installer and other software
for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.
What size and type of media will I need?
The images described here are sized to be written to writeable DVD media at a minimum, but may be written to larger media if needed.
For extra convenience, these images may also be written directly to a USB stick. So long as your computer will boot directly from that USB stick, it should start the Debian installer that way. The first DVD in this set is also deliberately limited in size so it should fit on a standard-sized 4GB USB stick.
There are lots of files here! Do I need all of them?
In most cases it is not necessary to download and use all of these images to be able to install Debian on your computer. Debian comes with a massive set of software packages, hence why it takes so many disks for a complete set. Most typical users only need a small subset of those software packages.
Initially, you will only need to download and use
the first image of a set (labelled as
debian-something-1 to be able to start the
Debian installer and set up Debian on your computer. If there are
more images available here
debian-something-3, etc.), they contain the
extra packages that can be installed on a Debian system (as
mentioned previously). They will not be
bootable and are entirely optional. If you have a fast Internet
connection, you're most likely better off installing any
desired extra packages directly from the Debian mirrors on the
Internet instead of by using these extra images.
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