Thanks for your time and help. I decided to follow the "Manual" road. I tried to edit my biggest ntfs partition and received an error message of sorts. I tried to make a 10G partition for my main installation and a 3G for my swap. When editing my largest partition, I received the error message and that unnerved me a bit. I closed shop, rebooted to a 3rd party program that I have and made the partitions with that, formated in the respective /ext3 and /swap formats. Then I booted into LM LiveCD and again used the Manual install. This time I selected the partitions I made, installed and voila, I'm typing this via firefox on a full Linuxmint installation.
As I become familiar with Linux programs, I'll use them in replacement of my windows counterparts but learning on a program as deadly as GPart was not an safe option for me.