for the windows users:
- download the image.img.gz
- unpack the image.img.gz to image.img
- rename image.img to image.iso
- use https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/ to “burn” the image to stick
- get the PC to usb boot! congratz! finished! 🙂
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)
- download it here:
- https://dwaves.de/downloads/IdealLinux2021.usb.stick.img.gz (2.1GByte)
- upload in progress… 3hours to go… yes internet is slow here…
- https://dwaves.de/downloads/IdealLinux2021.usb.stick.img.gz.sha512sum.txt (checksum to verify integrity)
- old version: (runs great even on very very old hardware)
details on the latest SanDisk Ultra 3.2Gen1 32GBytes stick
but be aware! not all SanDisk Ultra in the past were bootable (the 3.2Gen1 was tested and boots just fine)
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 one of the image.img.gz above # 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)
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have phun! 🙂