I freed up some space on my Compaq Presario 2232us laptop, it's got a 40gig HD of which I've got about 13 gigs free and I'm trying to install mint 2.1 in my free space and run a dual boot until I can completely get rid of windows. However, when I get to the 5th step of the install, the repartitioning step, I select repartition the drive and I move the slider to create a new 10gb partition. When I hit the next button to go to step 6, the mouse pointer turns into an hourglass and nothing happens. The system isn't unresponsive, I can open other windows and such, just the installation wizard is busy. The weird thing is neither the cd drive nor the HD are spinning while this is happening. I checked the MD5 before I burned the ISO so I'm fairly certain I have a good burn. What can I do? Should I be using a different option like "use largest continuous free space" instead of the repartition hda1?