EDIT: I continued this thread in the newbie category.
Hope the title isn't offensive.
I've been running Linux for more than a year now, first Ubuntu 9.04 in Ultimate clothes, now upgraded to LinuxMint 10 (gnome). All is well and good except for about and hour ago. I wanted to dual boot with Windows XP Pro for a few software reasons that just doesn't run on Linux - pity really.
I already had a dual boot, Ubuntu and Mint 10. I did it this way so that I could try Mint and see if everything works when installed. All was well and good. So I decided to finally replace the Ubuntu installation with XP. I chose the right partition, everything installed cool and dandy, except my laptop (HP 530) now only boots XP without any boot options.
Before I installed XP, the Mint dual boot option list would show up without failure. Please help or direct to help or direct to forum for help.
Its a down right mess cause I had this thought that I should just take all my stuff of Mint, yet after so many dual boot OS with Linux, the thought quickly passed and I just checked 3 times that I will be installing XP over Ubuntu and not of Mint.
Please help! And yes, I give you all the right to call me a nincompoop, or any other derogatory term suitable for public viewing