Install Debian 9

Download the Debian 9.13.0 ISO from here

Open the 9.13.0-live+nonfree directory, amd64 directory, iso-hybrid directory and download the iso with the desktop environment of your choice. I prefer Mate.

Burn the ISO to the removable device then boot the PC with the removable device and select Graphical Install or Install.

Burning ISO to a SD card or USB Stick on a Linux PC

Open a terminal (Ctrl Alt t) and check what devices are installed before plugging in the SD card or USB stick.

sudo fdisk -l
Debian 9 Fdisk

Plug in the SD card or USB stick and run fdisk again to find out the location of the SD card or USB stick.

sudo fdisk -l
Debian 9 Fdisk

In my case you can see the Micro SD card is /dev/sdf

Open a terminal in the directory where the ISO file is and list the files and get the path using the following

cd Downloads
ls -1
Debian 9 Burn 1

Now burn the ISO to the SD card or USB stick using dd

sudo dd if=full/path/to/iso/file of=/dev/sdf
sudo dd if=/home/john/Downloads/debian-live-9.13.0-amd64-mate+nonfree.iso of=/dev/sda bs=4096 status=progress
Debian 9 Burn 2

When dd is done you get this

Debian 9 Burn 3

Boot up to the SD card or USB stick and select Graphical Install.

DO NOT enter a root password, just pass it by. If you do you can’t use the sudo command to do root things.

After booting up update everything

sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt clean

Debian 9 Tweaks