I finally figured out the partition stuff for my master HDD, but now when I go to finish the installation, it hangs at 15% where it says detecting file systems. Nothing happens after that point, the hard drive is no longer busy, my disk drive is no longer busy, and my external HDD isn't busy. When I go to restart the installation, nothing happens. Also, the icons for my external HDD and the liveCD are no longer on the desktop. I got Daryna to install on my portable HDD but it freezes at startup and I really don't want it there anyway since that is where I keep all my media. I noticed that specs are asked for on most of these types of posts so here goes
processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+
ram: 2 x 256Mb PC2100 ddr
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce mx 420
I would love to be able to use Mint, it looks like a great program, but I'm starting to question if it is worth the effort. Could someone please help to convince me otherwise.