Debian on CD

Live install images

A live install image contains a Debian system that can boot without modifying any files on the hard drive and also allows installation of Debian from the contents of the image.

Is a live image suitable for me? Here are some things to consider that will help you decide.

The following live install images are available for download:

Official live install images for the stable release

Offered in different flavours, each differing in size as discussed above, these images are suitable for trying a Debian system comprised of a selected default set of packages and then install it from the same media.

CD/DVD/USB (via BitTorrent)

Hybrid ISO image files suitable for writing to DVD-R(W) or CD-R(W) media, depending on size, and also USB keys of the appropriate size. If you can use BitTorrent, please do, as it reduces the load on our servers.

CD/DVD/USB

Hybrid ISO image files suitable for writing to DVD-R(W) or CD-R(W) media, depending on size, and also USB keys of the appropriate size.

For information about what these files are and how to use them, please see the FAQ.

Once you have downloaded the images, be sure to have a look at the detailed information about the installation process.

See the Debian Live Project page for more information about the Debian Live systems provided by these images.