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Old 02-15-2015, 08:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy Debian can't partition my hard drive: /var/log/syslog (vt4)

Dear Linux magicians

When I tried to partition my hard drive for installing Debian Wheezy, I get the error:

For unknown reason it is not possible to change the size of my partition. Check /var/log/syslog or look at he fourth virtual console (VT4)

Obviously I have no idea what this all means, clearly I'am a beginner. Excuse me for my bad English, I'm not a native or regular speaker. I have to install Debian for school...

Kind regards

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There are a number of partitioning CDs available, which can be downloaded free. One excellent one can be found at:

It is a live CD with which you can manipulate partitions easily in advance of your Debian installation.
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Originally Posted by ITstudentA+ View Post
look at he fourth virtual console (VT4)
You can look at the forth console by pressing <Ctrl>+<Alt>+F4


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