I am putting the latest mint on a Compaq notebook (dualboot XP>Mint hopefully) for a friend (she had ubuntu via wubi (sp), ran perfectly), but during the livecd install and setting up the partition I only had 2 options, guided and manual. The guided if I understood it correctly would format the complete drive and install, so I selected manual.
From manual her drive had one 98GB partition for windows XP and 204mb of free unused space that will not resize larger than 204 (I think the drive is 100GB).
I don’t much like the utility to partition in mint since I am not a pro with linux, so my question is this:
Would I be able to partition the drive within windows with a partition tool (recommend the best for me/you the choices are so confusing) – and then go back to the livecd and select that partition to install to?
Hope that’s enough information