How to install or Load Debian Linux from within Windows

Robert Millan announced Debian Installer a win32 loader for Debian Linux. This project is inspired by Ubuntu’s install.exe project.

With this project new Debian user are allowed to install Debian from within Windows operating system. No need to burn a CD or create a new partition (reparation) to install Debain.

According to announcement:
This has a few interesting applications:

=> Migrating to Debian on hardware without CD drive (or USB boot capability).

=> Migrating to Debian for users who have no idea how to burn an ISO and/or how to configure their BIOS for CD boot.

=> Migrating a system to Debian immediately, at any time, wether we have a boot CD at hand or not.

=> Advocating Debian to Windows users. Rather than give them a CD (expensive), give them a piece of paper with an URL.

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See more screenshots or download software from project home page (via /.).

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5 comments… add one
  • Bob May 5, 2016 @ 9:26

    This download contains a dropper – i.e. it’s infected folks, don’t download.

  • aja Dec 16, 2009 @ 4:02

    this is not Debian this is jus gNewSense it’s quite differen, isn’t it?

  • squarepegger Jul 4, 2009 @ 10:55

    So does this blow away your Windows installation? I mean if you just go to http://goodbye-microsoft.com/ and click the “install” link, do you get Debian and lose Windows?

    Is there something like wubi for Debian? I’ve got a Dell laptop and Dell uses a non-standard MBR; seems like GRUB would kill that Dell MBR.

    I’m trying to try Linux, but it’s been mostly discouraging so far. Windows may be bad, but there’s a lot of help available for it (maybe it needs a lot of help 🙂 With Windows, you can go a really long time without opening a command window; with Linux, it’s the first thing they tell you to do. There are at least hundreds of Linux shell commands; there aren’t too many in Windows, but I’d rather stick to a GUI, which is why I only dabble in Linux and want to keep Windows.

  • Kamil Jul 18, 2008 @ 16:04

    If ya download Debian /GNU/Linux can you install GRUB and keep Microsoft Windows XP Professional

  • hussain Jul 8, 2007 @ 14:47

    from vista can i install it???

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