Steve's Debian media page
I'm Steve McIntyre and I'm a Debian developer and the team lead of "debian-cd", the group that creates and publishes official Debian installation and live images. To help cover the cost of bandwidth and storage for my own local Debian mirror, I sell copies of those Debian images on various types of media. If you wish to pay extra, let me know and I'll pass along the surplus as a donation to Debian and add you to my debian-uk Donors list.
Here are my standard prices for media:
- £10 per Debian-branded 8GB USB2 flash drive
- £20 per Debian-branded 32GB USB3 flash drive
- £5 per DVD
- £10 per Blu-Ray
These prices do not include P&P. I used to include it free, but Royal Mail prices have gone up substantially. If you're ordering a reasonably large number of drives or discs, I can normally be talked into a discount / free postage anyway. I used to provide CDs, but not any more. The vast majority of modern machines will boot off USB flash drives or DVDs, and they're much quicker to use!
I used to ship to most places around the world, and regularly to people within the EU. But recent stupid decisions by the morons in charge of the UK have made it much more effort for me to sell to people abroad. If you're outside the UK. try the Debian Vendors List for somebody closer to you.
I offer a discount to other Debian people, students and charities - ask me!
How to order
Contact me by email first. Please do not just send orders to me by snail-mail; I'd always rather have an email address so I can contact you easily in case of any questions or problems.
USB flash drives
I've had some nice-looking Debian-branded USB flash drives made, in two sizes (8GB USB2 and 32GB USB3) and I sell these. They're nice little drives, with a metal case including a strong loop to attach to a keyring so you don't lose your precious data.
I sell these blank by default (as they come!), or I'll write on any appropriately-sized Debian installer or live image before shipping for zero cost. Just make sure to tell me what you'd like!
I previously had some similar USB drives made up with colour printing that looked even prettier, but unfortunately I found that the colour print rubbed off too easily. Hence I've moved to the new etched style instead. The artwork is the same as before, just now in mono.
DVDs and Blu-rays
The standard discs I do are currently:
Bullseye (11.5.0) discs:
Bullseye takes a different number of DVDs/BDs depending on the architecture. Check the lists at https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/ to see exactly how many, and which packages fit on which disc(s).
As a guide, amd64 or i386 take 19 DVDs each if you want the whole set, but it's not likely that you will want them all. For most people, a set of just the first 2 or 3 DVDs is likely to include all the bits you'll need and you can always grab any extra packages online later. All the source fits on 17 DVDs.
Buster (10.13.0) discs:
Buster takes a different number of DVDs/BDs depending on the architecture. Check the lists at https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/ to see exactly how many, and which packages fit on which disc(s).
As a guide, amd64 or i386 take 16 DVDs each if you want the whole set, but it's not likely that you will want them all. For most people, a set of just the first 2 or 3 DVDs is likely to include all the bits you'll need and you can always grab any extra packages online later. All the source fits on 14 DVDs.
Buster (10.X.0 to 10.13.0) update discs:
For people who have an older version of the 10.x series (Buster) on DVD/BD, update discs are a cheaper way of updating it to the latest point release than buying a complete new set of discs. These contain just the changed packages needed to upgrade, or the sources for them. These discs should work fine with any existing set: use "apt-cdrom add" to add to the end of the set.
NOTE: these update discs will only work for upgrades within the Buster series; if you have an older system (e.g. Stretch) or want to move forwards to Buster, then you'll need a full set.
Sid (unstable) / Bookworm (testing):
Probably only for developers - not guaranteed to be usable in any way, but you may find them useful. Ask me...
I am able and happy to provide media for architectures other than i386/amd64/arm64, but I am unable to test them as much, or in some cases at all.
If you want custom discs/images made, let me know and I may be able to help.