Installing Debian 12.1
To install Debian 12.1 (bookworm), download any of the following images (all i386 and amd64 CD/DVD images can be used on USB sticks too):
- For downloading full CD and DVD images the use of BitTorrent or jigdo is recommended.
- For the less common architectures only a limited number of images from the CD and DVD sets is available as ISO file or via BitTorrent. The full sets are only available via jigdo.
- For the installation images, verification files (SHA256SUMS, SHA512SUMS and other) are available from the same directory as the images.
If you read only one document before installing, read our Installation Howto, a quick walkthrough of the installation process. Other useful documentation includes:
- Bookworm Installation Guide
detailed installation instructions
- Debian-Installer FAQ
and Debian-CD FAQ
common questions and answers
- Debian-Installer Wiki
community maintained documentation
This is a list of known problems in the installer shipped with Debian 12.1. If you have experienced a problem installing Debian and do not see your problem listed here, please send us an installation report describing the problem or check the wiki for other known problems.
Errata for release 12.0
Improved versions of the installation system are being developed for the next Debian release, and can also be used to install bookworm. For details, see the Debian-Installer project page.