I have a Toshiba Satellite A305 laptop. It arrived with Vista, and I have installed OpenSuse 11.1. So, I can operate both with no trouble. Since I would like to use my DVD and other multimedia. I have read that Mint includes codecs for multimedia.
So, I have created a LiveCD for Mint RC1. It looks very nice, and I would like to install it on my computer. I ran the install routine. I thought that the software would use the Linux partition, and overwrite OpenSuse. I was wrong. I had the options to ADD this OS to the other two, erase all, and install Mint, or Custom. I am not a computer professional, so I did not touch the Custom option. I exited the install routine.
Is there a way to have the Mint installation overwrite the existing Linux partition? Is there a way to remove the existing linux partition? I do not want to compromise my Vista partition and programs.
Thank you for your input.