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Bug#770032: installer: Guided Partitioning Provides Insufficient Space

Package: installer
Severity: important
Tags: d-i

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?
Installation of a new system on an 8.6GB virtual harddrive using either of the listed NETINST cds
"Jessie" Official Snapshot i386 NETINST
Binary-1 20141117-04:37 
"Jessie" Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST
Binary-1 20141117-06:40

 Select any install method and then use Guided Partitioning with separate /home
 (with or without encryption).
Default setting is ~2gb / and remainder for /home.
This is insufficient space for install with any of the graphical environments so during the Install Software step, a red error box comes up that gives a generic Step Failed message.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
First step was to try to resize the LVM w/Encryption which failed.

Logs showed out of space errors, so reinstalled without separate /home.

   * What was the outcome of this action?
Fully functional without separate /home partition, default install with Cinnamon (not Gnome) appears to be just over 4gb.
   * What outcome did you expect instead?
Information about the size of the packages selected, so a possible install could be completed with the partitioning chosen.
A note in the Guided Partitioning regarding space requirements (since non-GUI should fit in the space allocated). Possibly with a separate Guided for GUI option?
Best is one or both and a clear error message when the install fails at the install software step.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-586
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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