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Bug#602539: Successfull install creates broken system (mounting fs fails)

Quoting Denis Laxalde (dlaxalde@gmail.com):
> clone 602539 -1
> reassign -1 base-installer
> retitle -1 should check size of common mountpoints before proceeding to installation
> tags -1 d-i
> thanks
> On Fri, 05 Nov 2010 19:15:19 +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > Install base system:
> >   + Check size of common mountpoints (/, /usr, /var)
> >     At first I made / too small and it failed much later during the
> >     installation of the kernel image. Debian kernels are HUGE
> > compared to my usual build-to-fit custom kernel.
> >     It would be good if the installer would know the size requirement
> > for all the usual mountpoints people use and check if the defined
> > partitions have sufficient space. The numbers should be known for at
> > least the standard task, more would be better.
> This may also be a wishlist.

Why against base-installer? 

This wishlist is a chimera, imho. The best (or less worse) we can do
is in partman-auto and have reasonable decent sizes there. Everything
else is too dependent on user choices (or even the current
*installation languages*, or the architecture...or the installation
media... that imagining we'll find a solution to warn users when they
create too small partitions....for something they don't even have
chosen already (what to install) is just science-fiction.

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