Otavio Salvador has announced the availability of the second release candidate of the Debian Installer for "Lenny", the upcoming release of Debian GNU/Linux 5.0. As usual, the installer comes with the complete set of Debian "Lenny" packages on CD, DVD and Blu-ray images. From the release announcement: "The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the second release candidate of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux 'Lenny'. Improvements: updated Linux kernel (2.6.26-13) and external modules (2.6.26-5); available modules for PATA devices on CD-ROM images; improved brltty device support; support firmware loading from USB devices in SPARC; improved support for encrypted partitions in rescue mode; fixed multi-arch CD - it no longer boots directly to the amd64 installer; updated installation guide with a re-added Spanish translation...." The most common way to install Debian "Lenny" is by using the "netinst" CD images, which can be downloaded from here:
debian-Lenny-DI-rc2-i386-netinst.iso (150MB, MD5),
debian-Lenny-DI-rc2-amd64-netinst.iso (131MB, MD5).