How to Install Debian 11 on a Computer using a USB Stick

This article shows you how to use a USB stick to set up the Linux Debian 11 Bullseye operating system on a computer.

Debian Linux is a system that pioneers new distributions compared to other Linux distributions. After the Linux kernel was popular with Debian, new distributions such as Ubuntu began to be developed.

You can use a historical Linux-based Debian system instead of a Windows operating system on your computer.

You can use a DVD or USB flash drive to prepare the Debian installation media. You can burn the ISO image file you downloaded from the official website to DVD with a Nero program or your USB stick with the Rufus program.

Follow this video tutorial or the steps below to prepare installation media with Rufus and install Debian 11 on your PC.

How to Prepare USB Installation Media using Rufus

Step 1: To download the Debian ISO file, visit the link below and download the ISO file at the bottom of the website to your computer.

Step 2: After downloading the ISO image, you need to download the Rufus program or one of the other programs. Visit the Rufus download website by clicking the link below.

Step 3: Install the Rufus program on your computer and run the Portable version directly.

Step 4: Plug your flash drive into your PC and specify the location of the ISO image by clicking SELECT in the Rufus interface.

Step 5: Click START to create the bootable USB disk, select ISO Image Mode in the pop-up window, and click OK.

Step 6: After preparing your USB stick, restart your PC and open the boot menu by clicking the F2, F8, F10, F11, F12, or ESC keys.

Step 7: Select the USB disk you prepared in the boot menu and start the Debian installation wizard.

How to Set Up Debian 11

Step 1: Press Enter in the Graphical Install option in the Debian boot menu.

Step 2: Select your system language and location when the installation wizard opens.

Step 3: Choose your keyboard layout, type hostname, and skip the domain name part.

Step 4: Create a password for the root account and type the full username for your new account. In the next window, type the username in lowercase letters.

Step 5: Create a password again for your user account and select your disk for partition operation.

Step 6: Select the All Files In One Partition scheme in the disk configuration and then confirm to write the changes to the disk.

Step 7: Skip an extra installation media scan and choose to use the network mirror for the package manager.

Step 8: Select the Debian archive country and then select the server.

Step 9: If using a proxy, type or skip your address.

Step 10: Participate in the package usage survey and choose the Debian desktop environment.

Step 11: Choose to install GRUB Boot Loader on your bootable disk, and after completing the system installation, remove your media and restart your system.

Step 12: Type your user account password to log in to your system. Open the terminal on the desktop and run lsb_release -a to check the Debian version.

lsb_release -a

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