Hi, I decided to try the install again to test out the partitioning editor, but got similar results.
First, I downloaded the complete Partimage ISO (http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page
and burned it to a CD. Then I booted my computer with the Partimage CD. I deleted
the 3 logical partitions I mentioned in my earlier post (swap, / and /home) from the extended
partition. I then deleted the extended partition and recreated a new one, requesting all of the
available free space on the drive. I then rebooted the computer, using the Linux Mint install
CD and proceeded with the install. I got to the partitioning section of the install and defined
the partitions as in the first screenshot shown below.
I then completed the installation and checked the partition editor and got the results shown
in the 2nd screenshot.
As you can see, about 100 GB of my hard drive is unallocated and now unusable until
the next time I want to delete the extendedpartition and recreate it. Any suggestions