Try a network install:
Installing Debian GNU/Linux via the Internet
If you have a permanent connection to the Internet, you can install Debian
using that. You would initially download only a small portion of Debian
required to start the installation process, and then install whatever else
you want from within the installation program.
This sort of network installation process requires either an ogue PPP
dialup connection to your Internet provider, or Internet access via
Ethernet (possibly using a PCMCIA card in your laptop). Unfortunately, it
does not support internal ISDN cards.
There are two options for installs over the network:
Minimal CD: Instead of getting a full 650MB CD image, you just download a CD
image file which contains the bare essentials necessary to install the
rest. For the moment, it's necessary to have access to a CD recorder in
order to use this.
Floppy disks: You download a couple of floppy disk images (files the size of
a floppy disk), write them to floppy disks, and then start the installation
by booting from the those diskettes.
> 1 files not found in previous pass, trying
> alternative download locations:
> wget: BUG: unknown command `timeout', value `30'.
> --01:14:55-- http://gluck.debian.org/cdimage/testing/jigdo-
> => `sarge-i386-
> Resolving gluck.debian.org... done.
> Connecting to gluck.debian.org[188.8.131.52]:80... connected.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
> 01:14:55 ERROR 404: Not Found.
> Skipping object `sarge-i386-1.iso.tmpdir' (No such file or directory)
> Found 0 of the 1 files required by the template
> Copied input files to temporary file `sarge-i386-1.iso.tmp' - repeat
> command and
> supply more files to continue
> Aaargh - 1 files could not be downloaded. This should not
> happen! Depending on the problem, it may help to retry downloading
> the missing files.
> Also, you could try changing to another Debian or Non-US server,
> in case the one you used is out of sync.
> However, if all the files downloaded without errors and you
> still get this message, it means that the files changed on the
> server, so the image cannot be generated.
> As a last resort, you could try to complete the CD image download
> by fetching the remaining data with rsync.
> Press Return to retry downloading the missing files.
> Press Ctrl-C to abort. (If you re-run jigdo-lite later, it will
> resume from here, the downloaded data is not lost if you press
> Ctrl-C now.)
> Now I have a 648,608-KB file called "sarge-i386-1.iso.tmp". I tried some
> other locations like ftp.uk.debian.org/debian, but to no avail. To my
> knowledge, I don't think it's possible to simply download the latest
> ISO. Please help, and thanks in advance![/ref]