I have a very nice desktop running Win 7 64 bit with 2.5Tb of storage on 3 HDD and I am very happy with it. But I have decided to take some steps away from the dark side and at least experiment with Linux - to improve my education if nothing else !
I created a partition on my C:\ drive, which I optimistically called 'Linux', and am trying to install Linux Mint into it. I know there is a later version called Petra but, hey, one step at a time, and I have a very pretty install disc for Mint. The problem is I keep running into something I don't understand.
There is a screen which says do I wish to install Mint alongside Windows; do I wish to make it the sole OS; or do I wish something different. Selecting 'Something different' I come to a screen listing my partitions and, I think I have selected the 100Gb partition I want to put Mint on, when I click continue I get this error message.:
I am aware of the importance of 'Root' in Linux - Root is God - but I have no idea how to get round this, or what I am supposed to do instead.
I do know where I want to be. I want a dual boot system with Windows as my primary OS and Mint as my secondary. While that may change in the future, that is where I want to be now so that I can gain practice and experience in Linux.
Help and advice gratefully received !