I have a dual boot set up with Windows 7 and Linux Mint 12. I want to keep the Windows 7 partition as is for compatibility needs in the workplace. I tried to use the Linux Mint 14 Live DVD to install into the existing Linux Mint 12 partition. Unlike earlier versions ISO's I used, I now get only three installation options:. One, install alongside existing partitions; two, erase disk and install on entire disk; three, something else. But the something else option does not include installing Mint 14 over the existing Mint 12.
How do I do this? I do not want to erase the 500 GB hard drive and lose the Windows partition. I do not want to further dice up the hard drive with yet another partition and OS version.
I understand the benefits of a fresh install with each new release. I also understand the disadvantages of an APT installation, especially when it jumps two versions. How do I do an installation from the ISO that over-writes the existing Linux Mint 12 partition?
Thanks for your suggestions.