> When you choose "do something else" that means you are going to do
> everything yourself.
Well, if I can get it to work for me, I have no problem
with that. I don't have much sitting on Mint 16 and
it's backed up anyhow.
> In this case, you would either choose the Mint 16 partition for your
> new install root "/" directory or ...
I don't really follow--if I keep the Mint 16 partition
for the root directory, I don't think that's part of
doing it all myself.
> ... or you would delete the Mint 16 directory and then use the newly
> created space.
That sounds more like what you said for the "do
something else" bit.
> If you want to exactly set things up, which is how I do things, you
> would first delete all partitions on the hard drive, then build the
> ones you want to create one by one.
Hmm--that doesn't seem to work for me; the options
all seem to be grayed out at this point.
I'm not sure what you mean here. Do you mean during the install, when you select a specific partition by clicking on it that you cannot do anything? That doesn't sound right. You can select a given partition by either selecting the graphical representation or from the list below. If you are saying you click on the name below and you have no options, then do the following for us from the terminal. Reply with the results:
This will let us know what all partitions are mounted when the live DVD is running.
> There is even a quicker way to do it from the Mint 17 live DVD. You
> can write a brand new partition table to your hard drive using
> Gparted. I always use GPT for my Linux systems,
Yes GParted is one of the things I've seen mentioned as
supposedly being part of Mint but I'm not up on where
to find it in the system. None of the GUI items seem to
be it and I did try the Terminal but there doesn't seem
to be anything there even though I'm a little primative
on the command line bit.
Off the top of my head, Gparted would be on the Adminstartion menu. However, one of the benefits of the Mint menu is that once you pop up the menu, you can type the name of the program you want and it will be displayed for you. So click on the menu button then start typing gparted until you see it then select that.
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