Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 Code Name “Wheezy” Server Installation Guide

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock. Debian Linux is one of the most popular and freely available Operating System developed by Debian Developers around the world. They are involved with various activities viz. maintaining software repositories, graphic design, legal analysis, software licenses, documentation, web & ftp site administration etc. Debian supports several Desktop Environment like GNOME, KDE Plasma Desktop and Applications, Xfce, and LXDE. Debian is available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range of computer types.

The project team proudly released Debian 7.0 version (code name “Wheezy“) on 04 May 2013.

What’s New in Debian 7.0

This latest version has updated software packages as:

  1. Apache 2.2.22
  2. Asterisk
  3. GIMP 2.8.2
  4. GNOME 3.4
  5. Icedove 10
  6. Iceweasel 10
  7. KDE Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications 4.8.4
  8. kFreeBSD kernel 8.3 and 9.0
  9. LibreOffice 3.5.4
  10. Linux 3.2
  11. MySQL 5.5.30
  12. Nagios 3.4.1
  13. OpenJDK 6b27 and 7u3
  14. Perl 5.14.2
  15. Ceph 0.56.4
  16. PHP 5.4.4
  17. PostgreSQL 9.1
  18. Python 2.7.3 and 3.2.3
  19. Samba 3.6.6
  20. Tomcat 6.0.35 and 7.0.28
  21. Xen Hypervisor 4.1.4

You may visit to download Debian 7.0 Wheezy CD/DVD Iso Images.

Installation of Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 Server Code Name “Wheezy”

1. Boot Computer with Debian 7.0 Server Installation CD/DVD or ISO. Select Install for text based installation. Choose Graphical Install to install in Graphical mode.

Boot Debian 7.0 Installation DVD
Boot Debian 7.0

2. Language Selection.

Debian 7.0 Language Selection
Language Selection

3. Select your location.

Debian 7.0 Location Selection
Location Selection

4. Keyboard layout selection.

Debian 7.0 Keyboard Selection
Keyboard Selection

5. Enter Host Name.

Debian 7.0 Host Name
Host Name

6. Setup root user and password.

Debian 7.0 Setup root account
Setup root Account

7. Re-enter root password to verify.

Debian 7.0 root Password
Enter root Password

8. Non-administrative user full name.

Debian 7.0 Non Administrative
Non Administrative Name

9. Create Non-administrative user account. Don’t use admin user as it’s reserved on Debian Wheezy.

Debian 7.0 Create Non-administrative user
Create Non-administrative user

10. Non-administrative user password.

Debian 7.0 Non-administrative user password
Non-administrative user password

11. Re-enter non-administrative user password to verify.

Debian Non Administrative Password
Enter Non Administrative Password

12. Disk Partitions. I used partitioning method “Guided – use entire disk and set up LVM, which will create partitions for me automatically.”

Debian 7.0 Disk Partitions
Disk Partitions Creation

13. Select disk to partition.

Debian 7.0  Select Disk Partition
Select Disk Partition

14. Select partitioning scheme.

Debian 7.0 Partition Schema
Select Partition Schema

15. Write changes to disk. Press ‘Yes‘ to continue.

Debian 7.0 Write Changes to Disk
Write Changes to Disk

16. When your are happy with partitioning, select ‘finish partitioning and write changes to disk.’

Debian 7.0 Finish Partitioning
Finish Partitioning

17. Press ‘Yes’ to write changes to Disk.

Debian 7.0 Confirm Partition Disks
Confirm Partition Disks

18. Afterwards, installing the base system.

Debian 7.0 Installing Base System
Installing Base System

19. Installation CD/DVD verification. Press ‘No‘ to skip scanning other installation media.

Debian 7.0 Installation Verification
Installation CD/DVD Verification

20. Configure the package manager. Selected ‘No‘ as i am installing through media.

Debian 7.0 Configure Package Manager
Configure Package Manager

21. You may skip Package usage survey.

Debian 7.0 Package Survey
Skip Package Survey

22. Software selection, select packages as per your need. You can install the required packages manually later on.

Debian 7.0 Software Selection
Software Selection

23. Installing GRUB Bootloader in MBR.

Debian 7.0 Grub Boot Loader Install
Grub Boot Loader Install

24. Installation completed. eject CD/DVD and reboot system.

Debian 7.0 Installation Completed
Installation Completed

25. Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 GRUB booting options.

Debian 7.0 Booting Options
GRUB booting Options

26. Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 command prompt.

Debian 7.0 Login Screen
Debian 7.0 Login Screen

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9 thoughts on “Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 Code Name “Wheezy” Server Installation Guide”

    • @Nimish,

      You need to install Gnome or KDE to get the graphical interface, as these instructions are for Debian Server..

    • No, you can use just one CD iso. It will install all pakages to start a system, other pakages you can simply install from repository using apt-get or attitude


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