"Burning" to USB thumb drive

Step 2: "Burning" the net-installer ISO to a USB thumb drive.

There are various tools available for "burning" a ISO file to a USB thumb drive but I have chosen for Etcher. One of the advantages of Etcher is that it's available for Windows, Mac and Linux and it's fairly easy to use.

Go to https://etcher.io and download Etcher for your system:

Figure: Etcher website.
Website van Etcher.io

After downloading we will install Etcher on our system.

Figure: Starting Etcher installer
Starting Etcher installer
Figure: Installing Etcher.
Installing Etcher

After the installation we can start Etcher.

Figure: Etcher
Etcher

choose "Select image" and select the debian-installer ISO file.

Figure: Etcher: Select ISO file
Etcher: Select ISO file
Figure: Insert a USB pen drive, select it and click Continue
Insert a USB pen drive, select it as target and continue.
Figure: Click Flash! and Etcher will start flashing the USB thumb drive with the ISO file
Click Flash! and Etcher will start flashing the USB thumb drive with the ISO file
Figure: There is a possibility (depending on the Windows security settings) that you'll get a message asking to allow "Windows Command Processor" to make changes to the system. Click "Yes")
Windows Command Processor warning message on some versions of Windows.
Figure: Once Etcher is finished, you can reboot your system and start installing Debian GNU/Linux on your computer.
Once etcher is finished, you can reboot your system and start installing Debian GNU/Linux on your computer.

Continue to Step 3: Starting the installer.