How to install Debian 8.7

Hello my Linux Yogi’s

in this illustration I will walk you through the installation of Debian 8.7.x in easy to follow steps. Debian 8.7.x is available as 32 and 64 bit. Download the ISO file from http://debian.org and burn a DVD with it.

Insert the DVD, boot from it and select Graphical installation.

Installer Menu
Installer Menu

Select your language

Language selection
Language selection

Select your Location

Location selection
Location selection

Select your Keyboard Layout

Keyboard Layout
Keyboard Layout

Loading additional installer components

Loading additional components
Loading additional components

Enter Computer name

Computer name
Computer name

Enter the domain name

domain name
domain name

Enter a Root User password

Root password
Root password

Enter a Account Name

User Account setup
User Account setup

Enter the username for that account

Username
Username

Enter the password for the username

User password
User password

Select your timezone

Timezone
Timezone

Select partitioning type

Disk Partition
Disk Partition

Select disk to partition

Disk
Disk

Select partition style

Partitioning
Partitioning

Check and confirm your partitioning choices

Finish Partitioning
Finish Partitioning

Write those changes to disk

Writing changes to disk
Writing changes to disk

Base system installation in progress

Base System installation
Base System installation

deselect CD Repositories

Configure Package Mgr
Configure Package Mgr

and select network repositories

Network Repositories
Network Repositories

Choose location for your repositories

Repository Location
Repository Location

Select repository source

Repository source
Repository source

Provide Proxy Server address if used otherwise leave empty.

Proxy server
Proxy server

Configuring Package Manager

Configuring Package Manager
Configuring Package Manager

Participation of Package Survey. It’s your choice.

Package Survey
Package Survey

Select additional packages if desired but default selection will work for the most part.

Additional Software selection
Additional Software selection

Installation of additional packages in progress.

Installing additional software
Installing additional software

Install boot loader Grub.

Install Grub
Install Grub

Select Disk to install Grub on.

Select Disk for Grub
Select Disk for Grub

Finish the installation

Installation Finished
Installation Finished

Reboot system and let it boot up

Bootloader
Bootloader

Log on as the user you set up during installation

First Logon
First Logon

This is your Desktop

The Desktop
The Desktop

In the top left corner is the Activities Menu where you can select either from your favorites or on the bottom left you can pick from all available applications. On the left hand side in the Activities Menu is the Desktop Workspace selector. By default you have 2 Workspaces available.

Activities Menu
Activities Menu

All Applications

All Applications
All Applications

In the top right corner is the System Controls where you can change the volume, log on or off, change network settings or change system settings.

System Controls
System Controls

In the System Controls the Tools icon is for the System settings.

System settings
System settings

And when you click on the Power icon you can Power Off or restart this workstation.

Power Off Controls
Power Off Controls

This now concludes the installation of Debian 8.7.x. As you have seen it is fairly simple to install. If you liked this illustration or not feel free to leave a comment. If you like to see specific articles use my Contact Form and tell me about it.

Until next time my friends, Namaste! 😀