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for the windows users:
The above video tutorial will show: how to prepare Debian GNU Linux USB Stick via Windows 7 and how to boot it. (different on every laptop, but F12, DEL and F2 should get one going)
Setup of Debian 10 is easy as pie, if internet WIFI/LAN connection works… thus:
Mr Stallman: very very very sorry: it is the year 2020 and there are not enough 100% Open Source drivers for WIFI cards… thus closed source drivers are still needed for newbies to get going… (firmware-10.2.0-amd64-netinst.iso)
- easy setup
- high quality
- respects privacy & dataprotection (as good as possible)
- comes with Firefox and Libre Office pre installed
- easy to use (yes sooner or later the terminal/command line will be needed never the less)
- the basis of Ubuntu and thus more minimalistic (UNIX K.I.S.S)
howto for the gnu linux users:
WARNING! MAKE SURE TO IDENTIFY THE RIGHT DRIVE LETTER!
GIVE WRONG DRIVE LETTER MAY IRREVERSIBLY DESTROY IMPORTANT DATA!
THUS IT IS RECOMMENDED TO DO THIS PROCEDURE ON A NON-CRITICAL (NON-WORK) PC!
# download wget https://dwaves.de/downloads/ideal-linux-usbstick_32GByte_2019-06-16.img.gz wget https://dwaves.de/downloads/ideal-linux-usbstick_32GByte_2019-06-16.img.gz.sha512sum.txt # check integrity sha512um -c ideal-linux-usbstick_32GByte_2019-06-16.img.gz.sha512sum.txt # if it says OK continue # DISCONNECT ALL IMPORTANT USB HARDDISK (BACKUPS ETC) # become root su - root; apt update; apt install pigz pv; # show the harddisks so the right one can be identified alias loop_df='while true; do (clear; echo '\''=========== looped harddisk info '\''; datum; dmesg|head -n15; echo '\''=========== where is what'\''; harddisks; echo '\''=========== harddisk usage'\''; df -h;) ; sleep 1 ; done' loop_df # unmount stick umount /dev/sdX # plug in the usb stick and watch what device is added # unpack and write image to usb stick in one go gunzip -c /path/wehre/image/stored/ideal-linux-usbstick_32GByte_2019-06-16.img.gz | pv | dd of=/dev/sdX # unmount stick; unpack and write image to usb stick; sync write chache; in one go one-liner umount /dev/sdc*; gunzip -c /path/wehre/image/stored/ideal-linux-usbstick_32GByte_2019-06-16.img.gz | pv | dd of=/dev/sdX; sync; # make sure all caches are written to disks and flash sticks sync; # utilize multiple cores during unpacking pigz -dc /path/wehre/image/stored/ideal-linux-usbstick_32GByte_2019-06-16.img.gz | pv | dd of=/dev/sdX; # should be optional but still a good thing to do # perform filesystem check on newly created stick fsck -y -v -f /dev/sdX1
- then plug harddisk or usb stick into computer and boot 🙂
- (make sure bios is set correctly to boot from it or online search for how to select boot device for one’s computer)
hardware vendors: start publishing driver sources under GPL!!!
otherwise: Users will have to swap Laptop/Noteboook WIFI card to for example Atheros ar5b95 Wireless WiFi WLAN … in order to install install 100% Open Source GNU Linux Debian (debian-10.2.0-amd64-netinst.iso)