So, after spending the whole day trying to get my wireless drivers installed, I finally got that to work (with help from another user in my other topic), but WPA wasn't showing up in my list. I see from one of the Stickies that there's a way to fix this, but it requires a reboot. So I decided to finally partition my drive and install Mint.
However, when I ran the install program and got to the partitioning, and told it how big to make the partition, it brought up a progress bar that sat at 0% for an extended period of time... 10-15 minutes. It then proceeded to notify me that the partition resize had failed, and just brought up a screen to do a manual partition - Which confuses the hell out of me, being the newbie I am.
I have a Seagate Barracuda 160 GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive. Currently, it's on a single partition of ~160 GB, on which I have Windows and all my data, and another 8 MB that the partition manager has listed as "Free space."
Is there a way to get the automatic partition to work for me? Or do I have to manually divvy up the existing partition? If so, is there a way to do this without losing any of the data?