No, the businesscard image has never contained the Debian
base system; it has always required a network connection to
download and install Debian.
Please go find a Woody Business Card image and try it.
Business Card images since Woody all refuse to continue unless they
can get a network connection to the repositories. Woody's did not, and
would provide an exceptionally minimalist environment. It wasn't
(drum-roll please) "The Debian Base System", but it was a working
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