Something went wrong with our home computers boot files for Windows XP, thankfully we had all the files backed up but we no longer had the Windows XP installation CD to reinstall Windows XP. So I have downloaded Linux Mint as a new OS and have saved an image of the .iso to a dvd.
The computer now boots off of the DVD, however when I try and actually install Linux Mint it doesn't let me as apparently there isn't 6GiB free for it to install to.
When I open Disk Usage Analyzer it says the total file system capacity is only 1.9GiB of that there's none free, so I assume that's the DVD which Mint is booting off of.
When I open GParted it says: Libparted Bug Found! (as superuser) Invalid partition table - recursive partition on /dev/sr0
When I go to terminal, change the directory to dev and then enter ls sd* it says No such file or directory.
I'm lost as to what I need to do to get it to find the hard drive which is plugged in properly. I'm happy to completely reformat it and lose all data that's on there but I can't find it to do that!
Help me please and thank you. Could it be that mint doesn't like SATA hdds as in the first answer posted or something else?