I unzipped the image, and copied it as normally. "Starting Hostname Services" takes a century to pass by.
RASPBIAN STRETCH LITE
Minimal image based on Debian Stretch
There is really something wrong with the newest release. The clean install is so slow to boot. The previous releases were much better considering this point.
Besides, when looking at how evolves Debian, it would be better that the Raspbian development does propose SystemV rather than SystemD.
This would be of benefits for everything running on the PI, including the boot time.
Thank you for your help