Debian has been around for quite some time in fact it has been one of the major staples that a lot of other distributions are based on, ranging from older hardware to a new computer, Debian pretty much covers them all so when downloading your installation media, be sure to get the one that has been designed for your particular hardware, this distribution is great for breathing new life into that old computer that has been sitting up in the attic or perhaps has been populating the floor in your closet. With a full office sweat and a nice selection of media type software this distribution is ready to go straight out of the box.
1.) Download Debian.
First thing you should do is to obtain a copy of Debian that is suited for your hard ware, if you have not already done so. for more information and links visit the Debian information page.
2.) Create Install Media.
Once you have downloaded your Debian Installation depending on the age of your machine you may have a few options on how to install, aether by CD ROM or DVD ROM or USB Drive. After you have created said install media you may need to specify a specific boot order in the CMOS or BIOS of your machine to get it to start up.
3.) Boot Installation Media.
After inserting the install media in your machine and powering it on, you will be presented with a few options on how you wish to install Debian. Choose the Install at the top of the list and press enter to begin the installation process.
4.) Select Language.
Choose your language from the list and press Enter.
5.) Where Are You.
Select your location from the list. this information will be used for time zone and locating a rebository close to you.
6.) Keyboard Layout.
Select your keyboard type from the list and press Enter.
7.) Name Your Computer.
Enter a name for your machine, this will be used to identify it on your network.
8.) Domain Name.
Here you can specify a domain name, however it is not necessary for a home network so simply leave it black and press Enter to continue.
9.) Root Password.
You should choose this password wisely and write it down in a safe place at once. loosing or forgetting this password will be very bad, It is required for installing software or modifying system settings, loosing this may ultimately require you to reinstall your system for it can not be recovered.
10.) Confirm Root Password.
Retype the root password to ensure it was typed correctly the first time. press Enter to continue.