I have the opportunity to convert someone from Windows-XP to Linux Mint. I have chosen to do a dual boot setup for them to ease the transition. After reformatting the drive, I installed XP on the C:drive (15gb), made a D:drive (10gb NTFS) for data to be shared between XP & Mint, E:drive (20gb NTFS) for Windows applications, 8gb / ext3 drive for Mint-4 KDE & a 39gb ext3 /home.
After installing Mint, the desktop does not have any default icons (home folder, trash can, drive shortcuts, etc...). How do I add these icons?
During the Mint install, I did not enable the root account but now I wish I did. How do I go about adding a root account and then I will remove it before I return the system?
The instructions suggested Microsoft Vista or better, so I installed Linux.