Installing Debian Testing


introduction:

This article contains my personal notes about installing Debian Testing on a Thinkpad. It's not a complete manual or howto instruction. For preparing the installation you should have an existing Linx installation (maybe on an other machine).


preparing the installation:


installing Debian:

When the USB stick is prepared, is you can boot from it. Maybe you have change some BIOS settings to enabble booting from the USB device or to change the boot order. After booting from the USB stick the Debian Installer is started. These are the typical steps of an installation process:


/etc/apt/sources.list:

After the installation you have modify sources.list to install non-free firmware, multimedia codecs or other additional software. To generate a appropriate sources.list you can use sources.list-Generator.

My sources.list:

############################################################# 
################### OFFICIAL DEBIAN REPOS ################### 
############################################################# 

###### Debian Main Repos 
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free 
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free 

###### Debian Update Repos 
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free 
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-proposed-updates main contrib non-free 
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free 
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-proposed-updates main contrib non-free 

############################################################## 
##################### UNOFFICIAL  REPOS ###################### 
############################################################## 

###### 3rd Party Binary Repos 

#### Debian Multimedia - http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ 
## Run this command: apt-get update && apt-get install debian-multimedia-keyring && apt-get update 
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free 

#### Google Linux Software Repositories - http://www.google.com 
## Run this command: wget -q -O - https://dl-sl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add - 
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main 

install additional packages:

Following packages are packages that I usually install after each installation:

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