How to Install Debian 10 (Buster)

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How to Install Debian 10 (Buster)

This article describe the complete steps(with screenshot) to install Debian 10 (Buster).

Table of content

  1. Download the Debian Stretch installation ISO
  2. Basic system setup
  3. Setup Network connection
  4. Change default password,Create Users and timezone
  5. Disk partition setup
  6. Packages selection
  7. Install softwares
  8. Finish setup

Download Debian Stretch installation ISO

You can download ISO from official Debian website
or below quick links

Basic system setup

  1. Prepare Deiban 10 USB drive. You can refer to this article How to burn iso to USB drive

  2. Plug the Debian 10 (Buster) installation USB into your PC or Server and boot from it.

  3. First of all, You need to select language, Location and Keyboard
    Boot Debian 10
    Select Debian 10 Language
    Select Debian 10 Location
    Select Debian 10 Keyboard

  4. Load Components

Setup Network connection

System try to detect DHCP from network

Detect Debian 10 Network
Detect Debian 10 DHCP

Setup Network connection

Since DHCP are not ready , you need to input network detail manually. Input IP address, Subnet, Gateway, DNS, Hostname and Domain

Setup Debian 10 Network IP
Setup Debian 10 Network Subnet
Setup Debian 10 Network Gateway
Setup Debian 10 Network DNS
Detect Debian 10 Manual Network
Setup Debian 10 Network Hostname
Setup Debian 10 Network Domain

Change default password,Create Users and Timezone

Change root password

By Default, System request you to input root password. Please use complex password and keep it securely.

Setup Debian 10 Root Password

Create new user that will login the system

Setup Debian 10 NewUser Name
Setup Debian 10 NewUser Account
Setup Debian 10 NewUser Password

Select server timezone and Clock

Setup Debian 10 Clock
Setup Debian 10 TimeZone

Disk partition setup

Select the target disk

Select the disk that use to install the OS.
Debian 10 Partition Load
Debian 10 Partition Disk
Debian 10 Partition Disk Select

Choose File system for the disk

It is suggested to use LVM format for future disk expandsion.

Debian 10 Partition Disk Select
Debian 10 Partition Disk Select
Debian 10 Partition Disk Select

Partition the disk and confirm setting

Debian 10 Partition Disk LVM Layout
Debian 10 Partition Disk LVM Write
Debian 10 Partition Disk LVM Creating

Packages selection

Install Debian 10 Base system

After partition the hard disk, system will install base system automatically. Wait a moment until next step.

Install Debian 10 Base System
Select Debian 10 Package Source
Select Debian 10 Network mirror country
Select Debian 10 Network mirror 2
Select Debian 10 Package manager

Setup network source list for APT

Select Debian 10 Package Apt config
Select Debian 10 install survey
Select Debian 10 install softwares

Install softwares

Select softwares to be installed, Just enable basic softwares at this moment.

Select Debian 10 Install Software

Enable services when server boot up

Select Debian 10 Install Services

Finish setup

Setup boot loader and disk to install

Select Debian 10 Boot Loader

Install GRUB

Select Debian 10 Boot Disk
Select Debian 10 Boot Install

Finish installation and test login system

Select Debian 10 Finish Setup
Select Debian 10 Install GRUB
Select Debian 10 Login