DrHu wrote:HFS+ is not a Linux partition, so I don't expect Linux OS to be able to install to that area
--as to swap being there, yes for the HFS+ partition's use (Apple OS)
If side by side, eg a Wubi (mint4lin) install works, you could try that, however that option is reserved for a windows OS (side by side) install, Apple products are a different story and not a defacto standard for the alternate OS (windows, naturally..)
No, I meant that the HFS+ partition should be left alone. I was just wondering how I should set up my ext4 partitions, such as /, /home, swap, etc. However, I found a guide on this, so I should be all set.