The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ
Chapter 3 - Compatibility issues
3.1 On what hardware architectures/systems does Debian GNU/Linux run?
Debian GNU/Linux includes complete source-code for all of the included
programs, so it should work on all systems which are supported by the Linux
kernel; see the
FAQ for details.
The current Debian GNU/Linux release, 3.1, contains a complete, binary
distribution for the following architectures:
i386: this covers PCs based on Intel and compatible processors,
including Intel's 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II (both Klamath and
Celeron), and Pentium III, and most compatible processors by AMD, Cyrix and
m68k: this covers Amigas and ATARIs having a Motorola 680x0 processor
for x>=2; with MMU.
alpha: Compaq/Digital's Alpha systems.
sparc: this covers Sun's SPARC and most UltraSPARC systems.
powerpc: this covers some IBM/Motorola PowerPC machines, including
CHRP, PowerMac and PReP machines.
arm: ARM and StrongARM machines.
mips: SGI's big-endian MIPS systems, Indy and Indigo2;
mipsel: little-endian MIPS machines, Digital DECstations.
hppa: Hewlett-Packard's PA-RISC machines (712, C3000, L2000, A500).
ia64: Intel IA-64 ("Itanium") computers.
s390: IBM S/390 mainframe systems.
The development of binary distributions of Debian for Sparc64 (UltraSPARC
native) architectures is currently underway.
For further information on booting, partitioning your drive, enabling PCMCIA
(PC Card) devices and similar issues please follow the instructions given in
the Installation Manual, which is available from our WWW site at