Debian wheezy is a Debian distribution and development codename that was released after Squeeze to develop and update a lot of packages in order to make use of security build flags through dpkg-buildflags. Its function is to allow several protections over security concerns like predictable locations of memory values, stack smashing and more. Wheezy is the current aliases for testing distribution which packages that is testing is unstable and not completely fit and not ready for release yet. Wheezy distribution also contains modern packages and it is being updated constantly until it enters the frozen state and ready to be released.

This Debian distribution’s security updates are being provided by Debian testing security team. It is an automatically generated type of Debian distribution that is produced from uneven distribution by some sets of scripts that try to move packages that are on the verge of lacking critical bugs release. In order for a specific version of a package to move into testing or Wheezy distribution it should be in unstable stage for either 2, 5 or 10 days hinging on the upload’s urgency; it should be brand new and compiled on every architecture; it should not have release critical bugs that does not apply to the version that is currently in testing; its dependencies should be satisfiable by either by group of packages that are going to be installed or packages that are already in testing and lastly it is important that the operation for installing the package to testing does not break or damage any packages that is currently in testing.

This is a visual walk-through of an installation of Debian Wheezy. In this post I will show you how to install Debian Wheezy and I will use screenshots.

1. First download a Debian Wheezy installer from here:

Then burn that image to a CD and boot from it.

2. Choose the language to be used for the installation process.


3. Select your location:

This will be used to set your time zone. You should choose the country where you have the server.


4. Select your keymap:

This is your keyboard configuration layout.


5. Set the hostname for your server:

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6. Set domain name for your server:

You can set here your domain that will be hosted on that server. Eg.

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 7. Set the root password:

NOTE: be carefull, this should be a very strong password

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And re-type it:

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8. Now, you need to create a user for your server (not root):

Provide the full name for that user and choose the username:

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9. Create a password for the user that you just created:

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And, re-type that password:

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10. Configure the clock now. Select your time zone:


11. Create disk partitions:

If you are a beginner in Linux just choose guided – use entire disk

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Then All file in one partition

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Now just select “finish partitioning and write changes to disk”

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12. Choose the mirror that will be used to download and install Debian packages:

Because I am from Romania, I will choose Romania, then I will choose a local mirror.

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13. Now when you will be asked for proxy server just select Continue:

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14. Select NO when you will be asked if you want to participate in the package usage survey:

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15. Select “Standard system utilities” or anything you want to be installed now:

I will install Standard system utilities and SSH server.

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15. Select YES to install the GRUB boot loader now:

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16. Finish the installation:

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17. After reboot, choose the first option in GRUB:


18. Login on your server now:

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