If you want to obtain Debian GNU/Linux on CD, see below for the available options. In case of problems, please check the FAQ about Debian CDs.
- Download a minimal bootable CD image. Are you sure you really need the full CDs? You can just get the basic installation system – it will download the rest of the distribution if and when needed during the installation.
- Buy finished Debian CD-ROMs. They are cheap – we do not make any profit with them! If your Internet connection is charged by the minute, this is your only choice. You might also consider buying the CDs if you only have a modem, as downloading the images via modem takes days.
- Download CD/DVD images with jigdo. The “jigdo” scheme allows you to pick the fastest out of 300 Debian mirrors worldwide for your download. It features easy mirror selection and “upgrading” of older images to the latest release. Also, it is the only way to download Debian DVD images for all architectures.
- Download CD/DVD images with BitTorrent. The Bittorrent peer to peer system lets many users cooperatively download images at the same time, with minimal load on our servers. DVD images are only available for some architectures.
- Download CD/DVD images using HTTP or FTP. Due to space and bandwidth constraints, only very few mirrors are able to supply direct HTTP/FTP download links. These sites may use bandwidth throttling, downloads can be quite slow. Please use jigdo or bittorrent instead. DVD images are only available for some architectures and not on all mirrors.
Debian is available for different computer architectures – make sure you are getting images that match your computer! (Most people will need images for “i386”, i.e. Intel systems.) Once you have created your own CDs, you might be interested in the artwork for covers of Debian CDs.
source = http://www.debian.org/CD/