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 BitTornado, KTorrent and the original BitTorrent tools. Other operating systems are supported by BitTornado and BitTorrent.
Official torrents for the
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:
- Installation Guide, the detailed installation instructions
- Debian-Installer Documentation, including the FAQ with common questions and answers
- Debian-Installer Errata, the list of known problems in the installer
If you can, please leave your client running after your download is complete, to help others download images faster!
If any of the hardware in your system requires non-free firmware to be loaded with the device driver, you can use one of the tarballs of common firmware packages or download an unofficial image including these non-free firmwares. Instructions how to use the tarballs and general information about loading firmware during an installation can be found in the Installation Guide.