How to Install Devuan
Devuan and Debian are related but there are subtle differences that could be troublesome. Please read the following to ensure that your transition to Devuan will be uneventful:
- Devuan Chimaera Release Notes detail important changes between the previous and current release.
- Devuan release information describes the relationship between the Debian and Devuan release cycles which are not always in sync.
- Devuan Filenaming Conventions are a roadmap to help you navigate complex filenames.
Devuan package repositories will help you set up your
When upgrading Devuan, please use the codename rather than
/etc/apt/sources.list entries. Please go to Devuan Release Information for a detailed explanation.
Upgrade or Migrate to Chimaera
Install Chimaera (with screenshots)
Upgrade or Migrate to Beowulf
- Upgrade from Devuan ASCII
- Migrate from Debian Buster
- Migrate from Debian Stretch
- Migrate from Debian Jessie
Install Beowulf (with screenshots)
Install ASCII (with screenshots)
- dev1fanboy’s wiki offers additional installation instructions and tips mainly relating to previous Devuan releases. Spanish and Italian translations are available.
Non-free firmware packages are available on all install media. These packages will only be installed if required by your wifi adapter. To avoid the automatic installation and loading of needed non-free firmware, choose the Expert install option during the installation process.
The desktop-live and minimal-live images have non-free firmware packages pre-installed. These packages may be removed after boot using the
remove_firmware.sh script available under
- You can now search the package repositories!
- If you can’t find a package, check the list of banned packages.
- If you think you’ve found a bug, first check that it is not an upstream Debian bug. If it is a Devuan bug please submit to Devuan’s bug tracking system.
- Devuan-specific and forked source code is available on our git store.