Debian Edu 12 - Call for Testing

This is a call for testing of Debian Edu based on Debian bookworm. With the Debian 12.5 point release all required packages have landed in the Debian Edu ISO images that allow you to install a Debian Edu system based on Debian 12.

ISO Image Downloads

You can find the Blueray Disc ISO image (use for main server installation) at:

For standalone workstation installations or installations on an already up-and-running Debian Edu site, please use the netinst ISO image:

Quick Start HowTo

For testing Debian Edu 12, set up e.g. LXD or libVirt and install (at least) three virtual machines. In your virtualization software prepare an internal network where the VMs can reach one another without needing access to your local network.

The three VMs:

  • setup a gateway VM (no DHCP service) at (e.g. OPNsense, pfSense, Debian Edu Router, etc.), two NICs: one uplink, one NIC in the internal network
  • install the Debian Edu mainserver from the ISO image on another VM, one NIC in the internal network
  • then boot a 3rd VM via PXE and install your first workstation, on NIC in the internal network

Happy testing!

Further Readings

Overall installation profile concept of Debian Edu:

Debian Edu 12 manual:

Debian Edu 12 status page: