How to Install Debian Stretch 9 on Top of Windows 8 Easy Visual-Guide

February 6th, 2018 by thelinuxevangelist

Installing Debian Stretch 9 on Windows 8 PC




The Visual-Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Easy Installing a Linux Debian 9 Stretch Desktop Alongside Windows 8 Pre-Installed/Uefi Firmware.

The First Needed Step Consists in Disabling the New Windows 8 Secure Boot that Impedes the Boot from Installation Media CD/DVD.

The Initial Pre-Installation Step of Preparing the Installation Media CD/DVD for Installation is Included if You Need Consult the Online Documentation.

Finally to the article Bottom you Find also As a Bonus Link to How-to Create an App Launcher on Linux Debian Desktops.

How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - featured
  1. How-to Free Up Space for Linux Installation Disk:

    Disk Partitioning with GParted Live
  2. How-to Burn Debian Installation Media to CD/DVD:

    Burning Debian ISO to CD/DVD
  3. Win8 Disable Secure Boot and Enable Booting from CD/DVD:

    Win8 CD/DVD Boot Setup
  4. Boot from Debian Installation Media

  5. Then Choose Graphical Install

  6. Select a Language

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - language
  7. Select the Location

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - location
  8. Configure the Keyboard

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - keyboard
  9. Configure the Network
    Set “localhost” as Hostname:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - hostname

    And “localdomain as Domain Name:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - domain name
  10. Set Up the root SuperUser Password
    Take Note of it!

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - root user pass
  11. Make a New User
    Give a Full Name:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - full name

    Then the Username:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - username

    And the User Pass:
    Take Note of it too…

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - pass
  12. Configure the Clock Time Zone

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - clock
  13. Disk Partitioning
    Use the Entire Disk:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - use whole disk

    Put All stuff in One Partition:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - all in one

    Select the Disk to Partition:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - selecting disk

    Continue Writing changes to Disk:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - writing changes

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - confirm to write changes to disk

  14. Configure the Package Manager
    Continue if you have not any DVD to scan:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - package manager scan dvd

    Pick an Apt Mirror Country:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - mirror country

    Then a Debian Mirror (It doesn’t matter so much and then ):

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - packages mirror

    If any proxy then enter the url:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - proxy
  15. Choose if Partecipating to the Popularity Contest

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - popularity contest
  16. Select the Software & Desktop to Install
    This is the Most Important Choice!

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - select the desktop to install

    You have many choices but if you are a Beginner just take the Default…

  17. Install the Grub Boot Loader
    Continue with the proposed:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - grub boot loader

    Confirm for Installation:

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - confirm grub installation
  18. Then You are Done!

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - finishing installation
  19. Restart the PC

  20. Hit Enter on Grub Spash Screen

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - grub splash
  21. Login with the User Pass

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - login
  22. Enjoy an Amazing Debian Experience! :)

    How to Install Debian Stretch 9 Alongside Windows 8 - enjoy debian

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