In the next screen you can assign your entire hard drive to Linux Mint or install it alongside other operating systems. Alternatively, you can also define and assign the partitions manually.
If you choose to use the entire disk, its content will be erased and Linux Mint will be installed as the only operating system on your computer. If you choose to install it alongside other operating systems, the installer will use the free space available on other partitions to create a new one for Linux Mint.
You will be asked how much space you want to allocate to it. The installer will then shrink a partition and take care of everything for you. Post-installation your computer will have a boot screen from which you'll be able to boot all your operating systems.
If you choose to specify partitions manually, a partition editor will appear, giving you full control over the partitioning of your hard drive. This is recommended only to advanced users who understand how partitioning works under Linux. Note that Linux Mint requires a partition of at least 3GB and that the recommended size for a swap partition is 1.5 times the amount of RAM available on the computer.
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