Debian 3.0 hasn’t officially been released yet, but that hasn’t stopped people from making unofficial installation floppies and CDs.
I just built a Debian 3.0 system that will be hosting this site and another (I’m not going to talk yet about the other site, but it won’t be hosted by R. Collins Farquhar IV–do I hear cheers?–and it won’t be fiction). I used this 185 MB CD image to do the install. The system used up a whopping 88 megs when I finished initial installation. After I installed Apache, MySQL and PHP4 to make a usable web server, disk usage rocketed to 118 megs. Not shabby at all in this era of multi-gigabyte installs.
My only beef with it: This particular disc installs a very dated kernel (a 2.2 kernel compiled with GCC 2.72–eww!) and the pre-packaged 2.4.18 kernels don’t support a lot of common hardware, so you’re a whole lot better off compiling your own kernel when you’re done.