Originally Posted by cwncool
i just wanted something small so it didn't take as long to download
The 'small' version of the netinstaller is the 'businesscard' installer iso which is sized to fit on a 50MB businesscard CD (I think the iso is approx. 40MB).
look for the the text "Official businesscard images for the stable release" located towards the bottom of this page:
The above 'small' iso is good for server setups, many people (including me) run production servers with it. Aside from being a convenient size to download and as Mikieboy said above, it produces a minimal install which keeps your server simple (not much bloat). Indeed he is correct, X is not included in (at least the business card) installer.
And of course the beauty of Debian is that you could add X if you wanted by simply typing
apt-get install x-window-system
apt-get install gnome
apt-get isntall fluxbox
and it will all work.