Now you need to download debian Etch from here this is netinst .iso image and now you can burn the cd from this .iso image.Once you have your debian etch cd ready you need to boot your server from this cd once you boot from CD you can see the first sceen with boot: prompt if you want to install debian etch installation in graphical mode you need to enter "installgui" you can see this in the following screen and after that, you press your “Enter” key.
Now you need to select your language here we have selected engish and click on continue button using your mouse.
Next screen you can select the country in this we have selected united kingdom and click on continue.
Now you need to select your keyboard layout here we have selected British Engish and click on continue.
The below screen shows you it will try to detect your cd-rom and mount automatically.
Now it will try to load installer components.
Next one is It will try to detect your network hardware.
The below screen is trying configure your network with DHCP settings.
Now you need to enter the hostname for your machine i have entered as debian here and click on continue.
Next step is you need to enter the domain name for example : -- test.debianadmin.com and click on continue.
Now it will try to detect your hard disks.
Now you need to partition your disks. I am using virtual machine setup ,I am using the first “Erase entire disk” choice. If you have any other operating system on your machine, you would rather like to choose the third option, and “Manually edit partition table”. Your existing partitions will show up there.
Now it will show you overview of your partitions it is going to write on the disk and click on continue.
It will try to create entire device to partition and you can tick the check box option in this and click on continue.
Now it will show you the freedisk space available for making partitions select that freedisk spce and click on continue.
Next one to create new partitions select fist option and click on continue.
Here you need to enter the partition size and click on continue.
Now you need to select the type of new partition primary or logical here i am choosing primary and click on continue.
you need to select the location of the patition as beginning and click on continue.
Select your mount point here i have selected /boot and click on continue.
Now you need to select Done setting up the partition option and click on continue.
The same way i have created for / also in my example i have created two partitions with /boot as 100mb and / as 8.5GBNow you need to select "Finish and partitioning and write changes to disk" and and click on continue.
This will notify you it will distroy any data in your selected disk space just click on continue.
Here is the partitioning disks progress.
If you want create a swap partition you can create at the time of partitioning your disks in live machine it is highly recommended.If it didn't find one swap partition you can see the following message i just click on continue.
Now it is the time for entering root user’s password again. Here -- and that is an improvement over text mode IMHO -you can type it in twice on the same screen.
Then again, you create a normal user account which you will actually use later to work with the machine. So if this is your machine, just type in your own full name here.
Enter the password for your user two times here and click on continue.
Now it will try to install the base system progress.
Select the checkbox again. If your machine is networked, make sure to check it to get the latest versions of all your programs, as well as security updates. Etch isn’t released yet.
Now you need to select your country name and mirror you want to use here and click on continue.
Now it will ask you if you want to participate in debian popularity contest if you want tick the check box otherwise don't select the checkbox and click on continue.
Here you need to select the debian softwares you want to install in your machine and click on continue.
Configuring your software selection progress.
If you want to configure your exim4 mail server you can do here otherwise select no configuration at this time option and click on continue.
Confirmation for exim4 configuration.
Here you can select the default wordlist or you can change and click on continue.
Configuring your sound settings progress.
Here you can select your ispell dictionaries and click on continue.
Now you need to select you X server settings like resolution and click on continue.
Configuring your X server progress.
Now it is the time to install your bootloader select the checkbox in this Screen and click on continue.
Installing your GRUB Boot loader progress.
Finishing Installation progress.
Installation successfully completed now you need to remove your CD from your machine and click on continue to reboot your new Debian testing (Etch) system.