Bug#609722: manual does say netinst should work
Hi Joachim, all,
The installation manual:
says explicitly that you can use a netinst image (in footnote 8
which is referenced when saying to get an ISO image at the bottom
of section 184.108.40.206).
And even if this were not documented, I think it is important that
it works, as people will try it without reading the fine print.
As chance would have it, I happen to have installed debian with a
netinst off usb on my yeelong lemote last weekend. Though I didn't
install a bootloader (it has PMON BIOS which can load the kernel
without help), so I cannot confirm this bug myself.
Take care, - Jason