I managed to install a base system with an installer downloaded on October 18th from http://debian-amd64.alioth.debian.org/install-images/sid-amd64-netinst.iso
The base system installation was quite easy (expect a full report when completed) but two things were not straightforward.
1. At the cd boot prompt, typing linux26 gave me the response that there was no such image
2. At hd boot after grub installation, I get 4 options:
ii. linux (recovery mode)
iii. linux 2.6.8
iv. linux 2.6.8 (recovery mode)
Why 2 different versions of kernels? Does the netinst image installs 2.4 kernel.
I am currently away form this linux and unfortunatly I forgot to uname it so I do not know what kernel version 'linux' loads.