In case you missed it, the Debian Installer etch beta 3 has been released.
The announcement is here at debian.org
August 11th, 2006
The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the third beta release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch.
Major new features introduced with this release
Option to install using a graphical user interface on i386 and amd64. For powerpc this option is experimental.
Support for setting up encrypted partitions during installation.
Both these features currently have some limitations. See the sections below for additional information!