As MartyMint pointed out, GParted
is the perfect tool for sorting out that problem. However, it should already be included on your live Mint DVD/USB. Depending on which version your are using (Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce, KDE), you can find it under Menu -> Administration (or System) -> GParted
. If, for some reason, it's not on there you can install it into the live environment quickly by entering the following into a terminal (Menu -> Accessories -> Terminal):
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sudo apt-get install gparted
*** Once installed, open GParted and wait few seconds for it to read your disks.
*** In upper right corner, make sure it has selected your ssd and not a different drive.
*** Click on each partition you want to eliminate and hit delete button.
*** Once the partitions are selected for deletion, hit the "Apply" button to actually carry out the deletions.
*** Now you should have nothing but empty space.
From here you can either create the partitions you want ahead of time with GParted; or leave the empty space and create them with the partitioning part of the installer.