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Bug#770032: installer: Guided Partitioning Provides Insufficient Space

I just re-tested, they are not chosen by default.
This means I think the situation should be downgraded to an enhancement request either for:
partman-auto to ask if a desktop environment was required (and then size the / partition appropriately rather than as a fixed % of total)
and / or
tasksel to show a size estimate so it would be apparent that the desired desktop environment won't work with the partitioning scheme prior to spending the time on download and install and out of space failure.

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> wrote:
Scot S <isitascam@gmail.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.


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