Don't eat your hat!
IIRC, I have a 149 meg partition, 647 gig partition (Win 7) and 74 gig (Win Eight[darned smilie replaces the number
. I was trying to install to the 74 gig partition, but when the choices come up, it is
1) Install alongside Win 8
2) Replace Win 8
It does not mention Win 7.
When I chose 3, I could see all three partitions. It did not show what was on each partition. I tried to select the 74 gig partition and click install, but I guess I have to re-partition that area with the /boot, /bin, etc. partitions for the install, and I don't remember what I need. I haven't manually installed Linux in a while.
My concern is, when the installer says it sees Win 8, is it seeing the 74 gig partition, or the main partition which is Win 7? The installer does not tell you the SIZE of the partition it is installing to, so I am not sure if it is looking at the correct partition. I CANNOT lose my Win 7 install, my backup drive went down and I cannot get all my stuff backed up on other media.
I just don't want to wait on the RMA of my backup to try out Mint!
I will follow you instruction tonight, and post the info.