Scot S <email@example.com> (2014-11-18): > 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 > ineffective)? > 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. > or > 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. Are you saying desktop environments were listed in tasksel with such a small / partition? My limited testing seems to suggest desktops aren't proposed in such a case. Mraw, KiBi.
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