Debian on CD

Downloading Debian CD images with BitTorrent

BitTorrent is a peer to peer download system optimised for large numbers of downloaders. It puts minimal load on our servers because BitTorrent clients upload pieces of files to others while downloading, thus spreading the load across the network and making blazing fast downloads possible.

The first CD/DVD disk contains all the files necessary to install a standard Debian system.
To avoid needless downloads, please do not download other CD or DVD image files unless you know that you need packages on them.

You will need a BitTorrent client to download Debian CD/DVD images this way. The Debian distribution includes Azureus, BitTornado, KTorrent and the original BitTorrent tools. Other operating systems are supported by Azureus, BitTornado and BitTorrent.

Official torrents for the stable release

Be sure to have a look at the documentation before you install. If you read only one document before installing, read our Installation Howto, a quick walkthrough of the installation process. Other useful documentation includes:

If you can, please leave your client running after your download is complete, to help others download images faster!