I would like to install Debian 9 Stretch on my laptop to replace this Neverware Cloudready OS. I am confused why there are three ISO images from the website.


Which should I choose? DVD1, DVD2, or DVD3?


It's described on the page you linked to:

Initially, you will only need to download and use the first image of a set (labelled as debian-something-1 to be able to start the Debian installer and set up Debian on your computer. If there are more images available here (labelled debian-something-2, debian-something-3, etc.), they contain the extra packages that can be installed on a Debian system (as mentioned previously). They will not be bootable and are entirely optional. If you have a fast Internet connection, you're most likely better off installing any desired extra packages directly from the Debian mirrors on the Internet instead of by using these extra images.

That means you should use debian-9.4.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso to install Debian. It's also a good idea to try running Debian in a virtual environment to test it before replacing your current OS.

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    Yes, although in most cases I'd recommend people get the network install images instead of the full DVDs. No point downloading all those packages you're not going to use. – Philip Kendall Jun 9 '18 at 15:22
  • Thank you very much for your help. I appreciate your responses.It is now clear to me. – CJ Tayaban Jun 9 '18 at 15:27

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