Perhaps the disk in your laptop already has the maximum of 4 partitions on it.
From the live Mint DVD (LXF 154?) open a terminal and run the command
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sudo fdisk -l
which should show the internal computer disk and partitions on it.
We'll go from there, as it is impossible to give you a safe answer without more information.
(edited because fdsik is not a command )
Thanks for that. I have run the command with the following output:
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1GB 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 6251424475 sectors
units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (maximum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk Identifier 0xde8d3a0f
Device Boot start end blocks id system
/dev/sda1 2048 31459327 15728640 27 hidden NTFS WinRE
/dev/sda2 31459328 31664127 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 31664128 625139711 296737792 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
Hope this is okay.