I run windows but have recently acquired a Linux Mint iso disc. I can run Linux Mint straight off the disc for trying it out. There is an icon on the desktop for installing. When installing I select to run Windows and Linux side-by-side, choosing between them on start-up. Then I receive an error message saying something along the lines of 'Some of the partitions you created are too small'. When I get to the stage showed by this screenshot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38112880@N07/?donelayout=1 what should be my plan of action?

Thankyou in advance to anyone who can help me or further my understanding of Linux and the partitioning process.

Hello thomasms,

If I were you I would shrink the windows partition down a bit.

I am assuming the partitions needed are 1 ext3 and a swap one.

Shrink your windows partition by about 10 Gig in case you need more space.

Try 1GiB swap and about 8GiB for ext3.

Hello thomasms,

If I were you I would shrink the windows partition down a bit.

I am assuming the partitions needed are 1 ext3 and a swap one.

Shrink your windows partition by about 10 Gig in case you need more space.

Try 1GiB swap and about 8GiB for ext3.

Okay, thanks!

I'll try this now. :)

Okay, I'm still really confused. I'll think about it some more and try and give you some more details later on.