So what’s so special about this server? It’s running Debian 3.0 on XFS, which is SGI’s industrial-strength journaling file system. It’s faster than ext3, more feature-complete than ReiserFS, and it’s been reliably shuffling bits as part of SGI’s IRIX operating system for the better part of a decade. You know you want it.

You can pick up a 35-meg ISO image that installs Debian and grabs everything else you want off the ‘Net over here.
Hint: If you’re in the habit of putting a small /boot partition at the beginning of your drive (and if you’re not, you should be), make it 16-20 megs if you want to format it XFS. The minimum partition size for XFS is 16 megs.