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Re: Debian installer not finding free space

On 06/12/2017 10:16 PM, David DLC wrote:
I wanted to thank everyone for the help on the "Debian Installation Issues"
thread. I got the installer to start up through some fiddling around with
settings that were discussed. I am actually not 100% sure which solution
solved the problem, but I am glad it worked out!

So, you can boot Windows and you can boot the Debian installer on USB a flash drive -- good. I would write down the CMOS settings as they are right now.

I have encountered a new problem, and decided to start a new thread due to
the large amount of messages already present on the previous thread.

I have 40 gb unallocated on my C drive currently. When I start up the
installer and get to the disk partitioning section, it cannot find the free
space in the "guided" section. Am I doing something wrong with the disk

I took a screenshot of my disk management program to show you guys:

Boot the Debian installer and get to a recovery console prompt.

Run lsblk (8) and determine the device node for your ~500 GB drive (it should be /dev/sda, but you should confirm this):


    # lsblk

Then run parted (8) to see how the disk is partitioned:


    # parted /dev/sda u s p free

Take a photograph of the screen with the two commands and their output, upload, and reply with the URL.