Unfortunately my PC's CD drive is not bootable; I have such a mixture of SATA and IDE drives, so until I have more money to redo my controller setup, I can't boot from any cd.
Currently, I have a DVD burned with latest version of Linux Mint, and I have an USB drive with an old version of Mint.
I have a partition ready to install Linx Mint into, but no idea how to install it, since I can only boot to my hard drive.
I am totally unable to boot to CD, so that is definitely out.
My main partition is WinXP Pro SP3.
Is there software I can use to format my Linux partition, so that I can then just copy Mint over to that partition? Or is there a better way to install linux mint? I have to do it within Windows XP, since that's all that I can boot right now.
I have considered Mint4Win, but that doesn't allow a full installation of Linux Mint.