vassilianna wrote:also installed mint 8 in a desktop with windows xp,but suddenly it shuts down and doesn't start...what to do? please help
Welcome to Linux Mint.
I too have installed Mint 8 RC1 in a dual-boot scheme, with Windows XP. Fortunately, I have not had any problems.with it.
However, anything can happen in an RC edition, and a dual-boot system is always tricky.
Sometimes, the boot loader or the Grub is lost in such situations, especially with the new Grub that is used in Mint 8 and also Ubuntu 9.10.
I have found a solution by using a grub recovery program. It is called the Super Grub Disk. Unfortunately, the new grub system can't be recognized.
Anyway, here's where you can download this gadget: http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload ... -8071.html