Re: Old Compaq 5670 system: Problem with netinst
On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 09:14:38AM +0200, Johan Schildt wrote:
> I have been trying to install Debian via the netinstCD on an old Compaq
> 5670, 450Mhz PII with 8Gb disk.
> The problem is that during the install of all packages the space on the
> system partition seems to run out.
> These are my installation choices.
> 1. Let debian decide how to partition the disk.
> 1.a two partitions: one the / and one for /home.
> 1.b install a standard system and a desktop system (skrivbordsmilj? in
> Debian sets the partitionsizes to:
> 1. ~ 2 Gb for the system /
> 2. ~ 5 Gb for /home
Have you read the installation manual? According to section D2, the
desktop task should install in 2 GB. You should do an installation
report and submit it as a bug against that meta-package; instructions in
the installation manual.
Personally, I always partition manually. You can either go direct or
LVM. Either way, for a single 8 GB drive, I suggest:
/ 512 MB (includs /boot unless on LVM)
swap min 1 GB for desktop if I've the disk space. With more
than one drive, I split it over all spindles
/usr 3 GB
/var 3 GB
/home rest (1.5 GB)
My amd64 current usage:
/ 136 MB
/usr 2.0 GB
/var 1.5 GB (includes backups in /var/local/backup)
/home 2.2 GB
I split it up to prevent an over-eager package installation from filling
up / and crashing the system.