Chapter 2. System Requirements

Table of Contents

2.1. Supported Hardware
2.1.1. Supported Architectures
2.1.2. CPU, Main Boards, and Video Support
2.1.3. Graphics Card Support
2.1.4. Laptops
2.1.5. Multiple Processors
2.2. Installation Media
2.2.2. Hard Disk
2.2.3. USB Memory Stick
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
2.4.2. Windows-specific Hardware
2.5. Memory and Disk Space Requirements
2.6. Network Connectivity Hardware
2.6.1. Drivers Requiring Firmware
2.6.2. Wireless Network Cards

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.