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