Checking the System requirements Edit

Debian has very low system requirements. All the same, you should double-check to make sure you have enough memory and disk space for your needs. The system requirements are:

Install type RAM (minimal) RAM (recommended) Hard drive
No desktop 64 megabytes 256 megabytes 1 gigabyte
With Desktop 64 megabytes 512 megabytes 5 gigabytes

You may be able to make do with even less, depending on your precise needs, If you have never used Debian before, though, try to meet the above requirements.

Changing your boot order Edit

You may need to change the boot order in your computer's BIOS to tell it to boot from a CD or floppy first. Depending on the manufactuer, you will need to press Esc, F1, F2, or Del to access the BIOS.