Chapter 2. System Requirements

Table of Contents

2.1. Supported Hardware
2.1.1. Supported Architectures
2.1.2. CPU and Main Boards Support
2.1.3. Graphics Card Support
2.2. Installation Media
2.2.1. Floppies
2.2.2. CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
2.2.3. Hard Disk
2.2.4. Network
2.2.5. Un*x or GNU system
2.2.6. Supported Storage Systems
2.3. Peripherals and Other Hardware
2.4. Purchasing Hardware Specifically for GNU/Linux
2.4.1. Avoid Proprietary or Closed Hardware
2.5. Memory and Disk Space Requirements
2.6. Network Connectivity Hardware
2.6.1. Drivers Requiring Firmware
2.6.2. Known Issues for SPARC

This section contains information about what hardware you need to get started with Debian. You will also find links to further information about hardware supported by GNU and Linux.