Debian on CD

Downloading Debian CD/DVD images via HTTP/FTP

Please do not download CD or DVD images with your web browser the way you download other files! The reason is that if your download aborts, most browsers do not allow you to resume from the point where it failed.

Instead, please use a tool that supports resuming - typically described as a download manager. There are many browser plugins that do this job, or you might want to install a separate program. Examples are aria2 (Linux, Win) or DownThemAll (browser plugin) or (on the command line) wget -c URL or curl -C - -L -O URL. There are many more options listed in a comparison of download managers.

The following Debian images are available for download:

See also:

Official CD/DVD images of the stable release

To install Debian on a machine without an Internet connection, it's possible to use CD images (700 MB each) or DVD images (4.7 GB each). Download the first CD or DVD image file, write it using a CD/DVD recorder (or a USB stick on i386 and amd64 ports), and then reboot from that.

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.


The following links point to image files which are up to 700 MB in size, making them suitable for writing to normal CD-R(W) media:


The following links point to image files which are up to 4.7 GB in size, making them suitable for writing to normal DVD-R/DVD+R and similar media:

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:

Registered mirrors of the debian-cd archive

Note that some mirrors may not be up to date — the current release of the "stable" CD/DVD images is 12.6.0.

If in doubt, use the primary CD image server in Sweden,

Are you interested in offering the Debian CD images on your mirror? If yes, see the instructions on how to set up a CD image mirror.