Debian 7.6 (Wheezy) GNOME based Desktop installation steps with Screenshots
Debian Project released sixth update of its stable release Debian 7.6 (Wheezy) on July 12th 2014 and the new project code name is Wheezy with GNOME 3.4 but originally it released Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) on May 4th 2014. Due to lots of series of security bugs/problems in 7.0 they released the sixth update 7.6 with major security fixes. In this article I’m going to install Debian 7.6 (Wheezy) Gnome Desktop installation with detailed steps and Screenshots.
- Burned CD/DVD or USB or ISO image
- 1 GHz processor
- Minimum 512 MB of RAM
- 5 GB Disk Space
New features in Debian 7.6 GNOME
Debian 7.6 was release with lots of new features.
- multiarch support
- Deploy your own cloud with Debian Wheezy
- installation process Improved
- Debian supports installation and booting using UEFI for 64-bit OS
- Apache 2.2.22
- GNOME 3.4
- KDE 4.8.4
- GNU Compiler Collection 4.7.2
- MySQL 5.5.30
- Xen Hypervisor 4.1.4
- Tomcat 6.0.35 and 7.0.28
- LibreOffice 3.5.4
- PHP 5.4.4 with many new features and improvements. For complete change log
- Debian official home page
- Debian 7.6 (Wheezy) all release note
Download Debian 7.6 (Wheezy) images
There are multiple desktop flavours available for download.
- Download Debian 7.6 GNOME 32-bit ISO– (1.2GB)
- Download Debian 7.6 GNOME 64-bit ISO– (1.2 GB)
- Download Debian 7.6 lxde 32-bit ISO– (957 MB)
- Download Debian 7.6 lxde 64-bit ISO– (875 MB)
- Download Debian 7.6 KDE 32-bit ISO– (1.3 GB)
- Download Debian 7.6 KDE 64-bit ISO– (1.2 GB)
- Download Debian 7.6 Xfce 32-bit ISO– (1.0 GB)
- Download Debian 7.6 Xfce 64-bit ISO– (946 MB)
- Download all Debian 7.6 GNOME 32-bit ISO
- Download all Debian 7.6 GNOME 64-bit ISO
1) Booting Computer with Debian 7.6 installation media.
2) Language Selection
3) Location Selection
4) Keyboard layout Selection
5) Loading Installer Components
6) Network Configuration
7) Setting up root password
8) Create new user and password
Its time to create non-administrative activities new user and password on your system then hit Continue. First need to create FULL Name for the new user.
New User Creation, then hit Continue.
Password Creation, then hit Continue.
9) Configure time zone
10) Disks Partition
Debian installer gives pre defined partition method but you can choose which one is suitable for you. For fresh installation choose the First option Guided-use entire disk, then hit Continue.
Choose your hard disk which you are going to install Debian OS, then hit Continue.
Choose the partition type. By default debian installer gives pre defined partition type and you can choose which one is suitable for you. For new users,it is advised to choose the First option All files in one partition, then hit Continue.
Partition overview : check your partition size, mount point and Choose finish partitioning and write changes to disk, then hit Continue.
Choose Yes to Confirm format, then hit Continue.
After formatting, it writes new Partition table into your hard disk
11) Configuring package manager
Choose Yes to configure the network mirror, then hit Continue.
Choosing the network mirror nearby your country, then hit Continue.
You get few more mirrors and choose best one, then hit Continue.
Configure the mirror using HTTP Proxy. Its not necessary so leave it blank, then hit Continue.
Configuring package manager.
12) Installing GRUB boot loader
13) Installation got over
14) GRUB boot loader menu
15) System booting from runlevel
16) Debian 7.6 (Wheezy) GNOME Desktop login screen
17) Debian 7.6 (Wheezy) GNOME Desktop screen
Debian 7.6 (Wheezy) Desktop screen and play with new Debian.
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