I have a laptop with 3 partitions, Recovery, C:\ and D:\ Vista is installed on C:\ my data is on D:\ All very normal I think. Anyway I tried and failed to install Mint 6 a couple of weeks ago and so I was really keen to try to install Mint 7.
Before attempting to install I created 3 further partitions: 10gb ext3, 13gb ext3 and 2gb linux swap. Neither version of Mint allows me to use these partitions to install to, in fact Mint 7 reports that there are no operating systems on my system, just an empty 400gb. When I failed to install Mint 6 I attempted Ubuntu, this did recognise all
my partitions and allowed my to chose where to select root, home, swap. Mint does not give me this option it simply wants to wipe my drive and install mint. What am I missing here? All help appreciated.