Chapter 3 - Debian System installation hints
Official documentation for installing Debian is located at
The development versions are located at
(work in progress, sometimes this may not exist).
Although this chapter was initially written during the days of the Potato
installer, most of the contents have been updated to the Woody installer and
they are very similar installers. Since Sarge will use a totally new
installer, please use this as a reference point for the Sarge installer. Also
some key packages have changed names and priorities. For example, default MTA
of Sarge is
exim4 instead of
coreutils has been introduced to replace several packages. You
may need to adjust actions.
3.1 General Linux system installation hints
Do not forget to check
if you are looking for a compact CD image of the Debian installer.
Running the testing or unstable distribution
increases the risk of hitting serious bugs. This risk can be managed by
deploying a multibooting scheme with a more stable Debian distribution or by
using the nice trick provided by
chroot as described in
chroot, Section 8.6.35. The
latter will enable running different Debian distributions simultaneously on