Download Debian Linux 6 Squeeze ISO / CD / DVD Images

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Debian GNU/Linux version 6.0 has been released ( jump to download ) after 24 months of constant development and available for download in various media format. Debian 6.0 is a free operating system, coming for the first time in two flavours. Alongside Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is introduced with this version as a "technology preview". It also supports various processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE and other desktop environments. It also features compatibility with the FHS v2.3 and software developed for version 3.2 of the LSB.

Update: There is a newer software of this software available:

Download Debian Linux 7 Lenny ISO / CD / DVD Images

What's new in Debian 6.0

Debian 6.0 introduces a dependency based boot system, making system start-up faster and more robust due to parallel execution of boot scripts and correct dependency tracking between them. Various other changes make Debian more suitable for small form factor notebooks, like the introduction of the KDE Plasma Netbook shell. Following new updated major software packages are included:

  1. KDE Plasma Workspaces and KDE Applications version 4.4.5
  2. an updated version of the GNOME desktop environment version 2.30
  3. the Xfce version 4.6 desktop environment
  4. LXDE version 0.5.0
  5. X.Org version 7.5
  6. OpenOffice.org version 3.2.1
  7. GIMP version 2.6.11
  8. Iceweasel version 3.5.16 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Firefox)
  9. Icedove version 3.0.11 (an unbranded version of Mozilla Thunderbird)
  10. PostgreSQL version 8.4.6
  11. MySQL version 5.1.49
  12. GNU Compiler Collection version 4.4.5
  13. Linux kernel version 2.6.32
  14. Apache web server version 2.2.16
  15. Samba file and print server version 3.5.6
  16. Python version 2.6.6, 2.5.5 and 3.1.3
  17. Perl version 5.10.1
  18. PHP version 5.3.3
  19. Asterisk version 1.6.2.9
  20. Nagios version 3.2.3
  21. Xen Hypervisor 4.0.1 (dom0 as well as domU support)
  22. OpenJDK version 6b18
  23. Tomcat version 6.0.18
  24. And more than 29,000 other ready-to-use software packages, built from nearly 15,000 source packages.

Debian 6 Download

Debian provides all packages on CD / DVD and the total size is around 32GB+ for all media files. You only need to download first CD / DVD and install the base system. Once downloaded, use the Internet to install any packages.

Please note that the latest stable version is 6.0.4.

32 bit vs 64 bit Debian Linux Version

  • For almost all PCs use 32 bit version. For e.g., most machines with Intel/AMD type processors.
  • Choose 64 bit version to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2 duo).

Debian 6 DVD ISO download

There are total 8 DVD images:

You can use the following shell script to grab all 8 DVD images:

#!/bin/bash
# getdeb6: Download Debian 6 DVD images
# Tip: run it over screen session
# Added $_version for easy upgrade 
# -------------------------------------------
_bit="${1:-64}"
_arch="i386"
_version="6.0.4"
_base="http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/${_version}/i386/iso-dvd/"
 
[ "$_bit" == "64" ] && { _base="http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/${_version}/amd64/iso-dvd/"; _arch="amd64"; }
echo "Downloading Debian GNU/Linux v${_version} ${_bit} bit DVD..."
for i in {1..8}
do
        # build image path
	_image="${_base}/debian-${_version}-${_arch}-DVD-${i}.iso"
	wget -c $_image
done

To grab 32 bit images, enter:
$ mkdir debian6_32 && cd debian6_32
$ ./getdeb6 32

To grab 64 bit images
$ mkdir debian6_64 && cd debian6_64
$ ./getdeb6

Debian download: Debian 6 CD ISO download

There are total 52 ISO images, I strongly suggest to get DVD images :

You can use the following shell script to grab all 52 images:

#!/bin/bash
# getdeb6: Download Debian 6 ISO images
# Tip: run it over screen session
# Added $_version for easy downloads
_bit="${1:-64}"
_arch="i386"
_version="6.0.4"
_base="http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/${_version}/i386/iso-cd"
[ "$_bit" == "64" ] && { _base="http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/${_version}/amd64/iso-cd"; _arch="amd64";}
echo "Downloading Debian GNU/Linux v${_version} ${_bit} bit ISO images..."
for i in {1..52}
do
	_image="${_base}/debian-${_version}-${_arch}-CD-${i}.iso"
	wget -c $_image
done

To grab 32 bit images, enter:
$ mkdir debian6_32 && cd debian6_32
$ ./getdeb6 32

To grab 64 bit images
$ mkdir debian6_64 && cd debian6_64
$ ./getdeb6

Debian Linux 6 DVD ISO BitTorrent download

Download images from the following mirror:

Debian 6 DVD ISO BitTorrent download

Debian 6 Upgrade over the Internet

Debian Linux 6 Download Mirrors list

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barry February 7, 2011 at 11:43 am

Download over 40gb of data just for one operating system? Is someone having a laugh? I’ll pass………

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2 nixCraft February 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm

You don’t have to download all files. Just grab first iso image and install the rest via the Internets. However, large universities or companies mirror everything locally so that students or employees can install operating system on demand. They can save lots of bandwidth.

HTH

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3 Barry February 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Would be kinda useful if it said “you don’t have to download all the DVD’s” clearly some place :-)

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4 Mark August 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm

They do, Barry. Debian.org’s page to download images via http/ftp says,
“The first CD/DVD disk contains all the files necessary to install a standard Debian system.
To avoid needless downloads, please do not download other CD or DVD image files unless you know that you need packages on them.”

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5 Mark August 23, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Although, I wish the list of packages on each DVD iso was clear. If that is listed somewhere, please someone tell where to find it.

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6 Scott February 7, 2011 at 11:03 pm

@Barry
Also debian.org has a download link at the top right for the single netinstall CD (“network installer”) which might be more of what you are after.

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7 kubrick February 9, 2011 at 11:45 am

Debian still rocks!
My first choice for my home server.

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8 Debianero February 21, 2011 at 7:13 pm

If you want to download Debian Squeeze, this is the official page:

http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/debian-installer/

Debian is the one and only :)

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9 Gayan February 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Hi,

If all I want is to have Gnome only type installation the is it enough to download the 1st CD image?. Thanks (love debian but they always make such complications when it comes to these details :( )

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10 Amza Marian May 24, 2011 at 2:57 am

Just one command line:

32 bit:

for (( i=1 ; i<53 ; i++ )) ; do wget -c http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/i386/iso-cd/debian-6.0.1a-i386-CD-$i.iso ;done

64 bit:

for (( i=1 ; i<53 ; i++ )) ; do wget -c http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-cd/debian-6.0.1a-amd64-CD-$i.iso;done

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11 sachin June 30, 2011 at 1:01 am

can you send cd to home ?

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12 ruwinda July 14, 2011 at 3:25 am

Folk’s use prozilla. The ultimate download accelerator

@ruwindada

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13 Anirudh August 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm

How do i get the KDE desktop version of Debian 6??

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14 mike August 23, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I would appreciate someone making it easier for me to get and install Debian 6.
Currently using Ubuntu 11.04 and Trisquael 4.5.1.
I have dementia and unable to read learn and do on my own. Everything is too cryptic and unfamiliar and I need lotz of prompting. I am able to copy and paste commands in Linux. I have access to a 7megabit connection but it is on windowsXP. If you can help simplify how to get the DVDs for me on that connection it would be greatly appreciated. My funds are limited and low otherwise I’d buy but here I am beging…%:))) Mike

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15 ron November 22, 2011 at 12:43 am

To download the first disk for debian 6 for 32bit pc, click this link

If your pc is newer, (64bit) click this link.

These are ISO images, burn/write the one you need to a DVD, and you’re good to go..

R

Edited by admin: Added urls in the html format.

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16 richie tabhu February 4, 2012 at 11:42 am

Good tip i don’t have to take a lot of time…. all dvd’s are need unless u have no access to INTERNET… and when i need of paks thanks to debain with paks and thanks to the admin….. keep deb real 4 the future of computing……………………

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17 Roberto Marquínez January 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Gracias por los enlaces. Descargaré el DVD, aunque mi intención es probar de actualizar de Debian 5.0 (Lenny) a Debian 6.0 (Squeeze).

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18 Bobbie Sellers March 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Both the 32 bit and the 64 bit version return 404 from the following lines.
Debian 6 DVD ISO download

There are total 8 DVD images:

Visit mirror to download Debian ISO image 32 bit i386 DVD ISO (4.4 GB each)
Visit mirror to download Debian ISO images 64 bit DVD ISO (4.4 GB each)

You can use the following shell script to grab all 8 DVD images:

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19 nixCraft March 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Try this updated version:

#!/bin/bash
# getdeb6: Download Debian 6 DVD images
# Tip: run it over screen session
_bit="${1:-64}"
_arch="i386"
_version="6.0.4"
_base="http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/${_version}/i386/iso-dvd/"
[ "$_bit" == "64" ] && { _base="http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/${_version}/amd64/iso-dvd/"; _arch="amd64"; }
echo "Downloading Debian Linux v6.0 ${_bit} bit DVD..."
for i in {1..8}
do
        # build image path
	_image="${_base}/debian-${_version}-${_arch}-DVD-${i}.iso"
	wget -c $_image
done

Run it as follows for 32 bit:

./getdeb 32

To grab 64 bit dvds:

./getdeb 64

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20 saty October 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

nice info .thx

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21 Bill August 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

This page is outdated and inaccurate. The links to the downloads are no longer active you get a page not found. Apparently the interne install for Debian 6 is no longer available and I don’t like 7.

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