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Bug#509186: [Installation-Report] Failure in KVM 2Gb

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: netinst in kvm
Image version: 
(Downloaded with jigdo: md5sum OK)
Date: 19 december 2008

Machine: KVM emulator on a Dell Latitude D630 amd64
Processor:	QEMU Virtual CPU version 0.9.1
Memory:		MemTotal: 123648 kB
Partitions:	(image attached)
Output of lspci -knn (or lspci -nn): (image attached)

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E]
Install base system:    [O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [O]
User/password setup:    [O]
Install tasks:          [E]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [E]


I used a 2Gb image, with encrypted LVM and automatic partitioning with 
separate /home, /usr, /var, /tmp partitions.

I then choosed "Desktop environement" and "Laptop" in the tasksel.

The installation failed with a short error (attached) telling that the 
step "Installation of packages" failed. Moving to another console and df'ing 
and 'cat /var/log/syslog' showed that /target/var was full and thus blocked the 
downloading of more packages.

I know that this can be avoided with the default choice (everything in 
single / ) and these partitioning receipts are hard to make.

Eventual solutions:
* Check that the download size will fit in /var and warn about this before the 
* Once the error popped up, check if partitions are at 100% and mention it…


Didier Raboud, proud Debian user.
CH-1802 Corseaux

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