Package: installation-reports Boot method: netinst in kvm Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/20081218-1/amd64/ (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] Comments/Problems: 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 download. * Once the error popped up, check if partitions are at 100% and mention it… Regards, OdyX -- Didier Raboud, proud Debian user. CH-1802 Corseaux email@example.com
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