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Bug#586738: can't install because 'write changes to disk' fails

On Tuesday 22 June 2010 12:52:04 Lachlan wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> Version: testing
> attempting to install debian testing from weekly images (tried cd1 and
> netinstall images)
> create partitions for root home and swap
> when it goes to write these changes to disk i get the error:
> 	"failed to create a file system"
> this happens no matter which file system i attempt to use.
> I have downloaded the most recent testing images and i am attempting
> to install to a brand new Alienware MX-11 laptop.
> I've never run into this error before so i'm not sure where to look.
> because this laptop is pretty recent should i try and use a different
> version of the installer?
> are there ways to create my own squeeze image with the latest
> installer for this purpose?
What is the output of VT 4?
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