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#language en
#pragma description Various How-to-install Debian on some given hardware (computers, architectures, embedded and other odd devices)
#pragma keywords Debian, stable, testing, unstable, i386, amd64, x86_64, Linux, Howto, guide, install, installation, report, compatibility, device
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## Read http://wiki.debian.org/Installing_Debian_On/HowToContribute page before modifying this page
## Discussions about his page are at : Installing_Debian_On/Discussion
## Read "InstallingDebianOn/HowToContribute" page before modifying this page
## Discussions about his page are at "InstallingDebianOn/Discussion"
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## Don't use all this template, just what you need !
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= Categories =
== Sorted by brand ==
## Please do not link to individual
 * [:DebianOnDell: Dell]
 * [:Installing_Debian_On/Thinkpad: Thinkpad] from IBM and Lenovo
 * [:DebianOnVaio: Sony Vaio]
 * [:Installing_Debian_On/LG: LG Electronics]
 * [:Installing_Debian_On/Samsung: Samsung]
 * [:Installing_Debian_On/HP: Hewlett Packard (HP)]
## see SamsungX50
## see HP/ProLiant
If you want to contribute, you should read [:InstallingDebianOn/HowToContribute:HowTo Contribute] and see also [:InstallingDebianOn/Ratings:Rating]
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== Computer brands ==
## Please do not link to individual, jsut the manufacturer's name
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/Apple:Apple]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/Asus:Asus]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/Bull:Bull]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/Compaq:Compaq]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/Dell:Dell]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/Fujitsu:Fujitsu]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/HP:Hewlett Packard (HP)]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/Intel:Intel]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/IBM:IBM]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/Samsung:Samsung]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/Sun:Sun]
 * [:InstallingDebianOn/Thinkpad:Thinkpad] (IBM and Lenovo)
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 * [:DebianWRT: WRT ] wireless routers
See also [:Embedded_Debian:Embedded Debian]
 * [:DebianWRT: Wireless routers] Capable of running Debian (WRT..)
 * [:VideoGameConsole: Video Game Consoles] Capable of running Debian (PS3, Xbox..)
See also: [:Embedded_Debian:Embedded Debian], ["Handheld"] pages.
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== On Architecture ==
 * [:DebianOnPowerPC:Power PC]
## Merge to Apple and Sun (like Santa Rosa -> Intel)
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== On Architecture ==
## * [:DebianOnPowerPC:Power PC]
## * [:SparcInstallationNotes:Sparc]
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= Contributing / Editing =
 * If you want to contribute, you should read Debian``On's [:Installing_Debian_On/HowToContribute:How To Contribute]
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== Official Documentation ==
## borrowed from http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/
''If you '''read only one''' document before installing, read the [http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/apa Installation Howto], a quick walkthrough of the installation process.'' Other useful documentation includes:
   * '''Etch Installation Guide''' (~-[http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/index.html.en etch-amd64-html-en] ;[http://www.debian.org/releases/ other]:distribution+architecture+format+language-~ ) [[BR]]detailed installation instructions. ''you should read the Table of contents''.
   * [:DebianInstaller/FAQ:Debian-Installer FAQ] [[BR]] common questions and answers
   * [:DebianInstaller:Debian-Installer Wiki] [[BR]]community maintained documentation
## NOT INCLUDED : because less... is more !
## * [http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ Debian FAQ] chapter 2 ''Getting and installing Debian GNU/Linux''
## * This is a list of known problems [http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/] see Errata section.
## * More Erratas [http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/errata]
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## = TODO & BUG of DebianOn Project =
## == TODO: Review DebianOn Pages ==
## ''The DebianOn pages should be reviewed by a native English Speakers''
## == TODO: Choose a name ==
## Find a good name (and Logo) for ''!DebianOn''.. Any idea ? Suggestion ?
## * '''!DebianOn''' : short name. Easy to remember. "On" make "it works".
## * '''!DebiOn''' : short name. Easy to remember. sounds too similar to debiAn. also spelling is confusing (might use Debi'On)
## * '''''i''Do''' (or !.D.O.): for __I__nstall __D__ebian __O__n. short name. The ''I'' ## (= ''myself'') might not be the best choice for community project.
## * '''Ideo''' (or I.D'O') : short name. Easy to remember. sounds both like ''Idea'' and ''Ideal''.
## * '''IdLO''' : for __I__nstall __D__ebian __L__inux __O__n.
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= TODO & BUG of DebianOn Project =

== Namespace considerations ==
 * under moinmoin, the page name is the same as the page. Since page titles is very important for search engines (when ranking a page), So page names shouldn't use !CamelCase, but Camel_Case, or Camel/Case (googling {{{"Front Page" site:wiki.debian.org}}} is more effective than {{{"FrontPage" site:wiki.debian.org}}})
 * moinmoin wiki search keyword in page titles by default, so Installing_Debian_On/Dell/Latitude_D620 has more change to match what user wants. (Whoever, the "Installing Debian" prefix
 * The namespace is how people understand the site organisation.
 * some wiki features might work with !DebianOnThinkpadT60 but not with Debian_On_Thinkpad_T60 or with Debian/On/Thinkpad/T60 (like managing attachment, finding !PageFragment, using variables, using built-in search ... see [http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/HelpOnEditing/SubPages])
Typically, this could be
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell - Manufacturer homepage. State Linux support (we can link "Dell" to "Install_Debian_On/Dell")
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell/Latitude - Optional page
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell/Latitude_D620
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell/Latitude_D620/!MoreInformationAndComments
  * Install_Debian_On/!PageFragment_!Cpufrequtils_!BaseConfig - To be Included only
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell/!PageFragment_Mydellspecificdevice - To be Included only
  * Install_Debian_On/Dell/PageFragment_MyDellSpecificdevice/MoreInformationAndComments

== Debian Versions Consideration ==
With each release, Debian gets better hardware. Therefore installation status and procedures varies. How to address this situation ?
 1.Contribution for testing.
  * Some people don't run stable. Why prevent them from contributing ?
  * Testing version will become stable someday. It's best to have our installation-guides ready that day.
 2.Contribution for unstable.
  * Why prevent them from contributing ?
  * Unstable version will become testing someday.
  * Unstable is both a fast moving target, and at the same time it is usually often very close to testing version.
 3.Single page for stable+testing versus one page for each.
  * Pros:
   * Less page to maintain
   * Web site layout is clearer.
   * Some hints from one version might apply to newer/older version.
   * Such two-in-one page are more complete, even if there might be some inaccuracy versions.
   * A new comment is contributed to both stable and testing
  * Cons:
   * stable and testing contribution might get mixed, causing inaccuracy and user confusion.
   * Page gets overloaded if the procedure is significantly different for stable and testing version.

Debian release should be named after their nickname (i.e etch) and not life cycle (so we don't have update every single page when a new version is released).

== Various problems to solve before starting ==
=== How to link to Discussion page for "included" PageFragments ? ===
 * link to the fragment/Discussion sub-page
 * link to the current page/Discussion sub-page
=== How to list/Index Page Fragments ===
 * Authors will want to know the list of available page fragment, in order to know which i he/she can reuse in his/her page.
["Hardware"]

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(!) [:/Discussion:Discussion]

?BR

http://www.debian.org/logos/openlogo-nd-50.png http://www.debian.org/Pics/debian.png

inline:Portal/IDB/logo_portal.png Welcome on Installing Debian On


inline:DebianOn_?CommunityGuides.png

?Include(InstallingDebianOn/PageFragments/Philosophy)

If you want to contribute, you should read [:InstallingDebianOn/HowToContribute:?HowTo Contribute] and see also [:InstallingDebianOn/Ratings:Rating]


Computer brands

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/Apple:Apple]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/Asus:Asus]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/Bull:Bull]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/Compaq:Compaq]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/Dell:Dell]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/Fujitsu:Fujitsu]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/HP:Hewlett Packard (HP)]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/Intel:Intel]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/IBM:IBM]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/Samsung:Samsung]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/Sun:Sun]

  • [:InstallingDebianOn/Thinkpad:Thinkpad] (IBM and Lenovo)

Non computer (embedded..)

  • [:DebianOnHandhelds: Hand-helds] Capable of running Debian

  • [:DebianWRT: Wireless routers] Capable of running Debian (WRT..)
  • [:VideoGameConsole: Video Game Consoles] Capable of running Debian (PS3, Xbox..)

See also: [:Embedded_Debian:Embedded Debian], ["Handheld"] pages.

?Anchor(OfficialDocumentation)

Official Documentation

If you read only one document before installing, read the [http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/apa Installation Howto], a quick walkthrough of the installation process. Other useful documentation includes:


["Hardware"]