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Status of Debian Edu "Bullseye"

(development started in July 2019)

Released at the Debian 11 Bullseye release date (August 14 2021)
See the release announcement.

Updated at Debian 11.2 Bullseye point release date (Dec 18 2021)
Among others, the debian-edu-doc-* packages and the debian-edu-config package have been updated, see the related announcement.
As an alternative for diskless workstations, it is now possible to install and maintain a dedicated LTSP chroot (instead of using the SquashFS image from the server filesystem); see the debian-edu-ltsp-install manual page for details.

Updated at Debian 11.5 Bullseye point release date (Sep 10 2022)
See the related announcement; there are no changes concerning Debian Edu packages.
After having upgraded a system with LTSP server profile, run debian-edu-ltsp-install --diskless_workstation yes to update the SquashFS image for Diskless Workstations and debian-edu-pxeinstall to update the PXE installation environment; the second action is also needed for systems with Main server profile.




Installation media

Debian Edu ISOs for 64-bit and very old 32-bit PCs (both AMD and Intel processors) are available from the usual Debian places.

Download using HTTPS

The -edu- netinst iso image can be used for installation from CD/DVD and USB flash drives and is available for two Debian architectures: amd64 (64-bit) or i386 (32-bit). As the name implies, Internet access is required for the installation.

The -edu- BD images are 5.8 GB (amd64) / 5.9 GB (i386) large and can be used for installation of amd64 or i386 machines, also without access to the Internet. Like the netinst image it can be installed on USB flash drives or disk media of sufficient size.

Unofficial images including non-free firmware - use only if really needed

Verify the downloaded image file

Detailed instructions for verifying these images are part of the Debian-CD FAQ.

Known problems that can be fixed locally

If using thin clients, users should turn off compositing to avoid display artefacts; see 1008602.

Known problems that need to be fixed elsewhere


Fixed and done