long time linux user (mandriva) moved to mint last year w/ my new laptop
1/2 linux (primary) 1/2 win7 (secondary, mint 12 installed, would likle to update to 13
downloaded iso burned booted started to install, but it appeared as though it was going to take my whole HD
my win7 is set up very specifically for work and I dont relish doing it again, no matter how good your backup is something always gets left out...
so I searched the forums and found some neat info, but noithing like "hey if youre simple so is this"
i know maybe mdv spoiled me, for 10 years it seemed to respect all my other partitions and I dont know enough about mint or ubu to proceed with abandon
if someone has a simple method it would be GREATLY appreciated
i tried apt
i tried upgrade manager
i know i must be misssing something simple
any and all suggestions deeply appreciated