Chapter 2. System Requirements

Table of Contents

2.1. Supported Hardware
2.1.1. Supported Architectures
2.1.2. Three different ARM ports
2.1.3. Variations in ARM CPU designs and support complexity
2.1.4. Platforms supported by Debian/armel
2.1.5. Platforms no longer supported by Debian/armel
2.1.6. Graphics Hardware Support
2.1.7. Network Connectivity Hardware
2.1.8. Peripherals and Other Hardware
2.2. Devices Requiring Firmware
2.3. Purchasing Hardware Specifically for GNU/Linux
2.3.1. Avoid Proprietary or Closed Hardware
2.4. Installation Media
2.4.1. CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/BD-ROM
2.4.2. Network
2.4.3. Hard Disk
2.4.4. Un*x or GNU system
2.4.5. Supported Storage Systems
2.5. Memory and Disk Space Requirements

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.