O7. Ok so I tried the manual portioning last attempt but that wasn't useful so this time I went with the straight, "entire disk" option. My thinking was that, as you had suggested, remove any human component (me). I'll post one more in a bit here to update.Man, I'm glad you have the patience to keep going! You may can get out of this, or it may be the simple fix is to just reinstall Mint again and start over. But I guess I'd also like to ask at this point what your final install steps were? That is, did you go with "use entire disk" or "something else?" If you picked "something else," how did you structure the partitions?