Thanks all for your suggestions. I found the issue. For some reason Zip file signature verification in my safestrap install option is checked and it is failing the whole process. I unchecked it and voila installed GE. Loving the rom. No issues as ...
If you are wiping and have to answer "yes", you are doing a full wipe and would have to do exactly what you describe to load any other ROM. Make sure in "advance wipe", not "wipe data" (i think that is what it is called) you do all but the extern...
Everyone currently reading this, for gods sake give this thread a 5 star rating... there is NO reason it should have 4.
Just gave 5 stars