Bug#770032: installer: Guided Partitioning Provides Insufficient Space
* 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
"Jessie" Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST
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