I will soon acquire a laptop without OS. These are the technical specifications:
Intel Core i5-3230M, RAM 8 Go, SSD 120 Go + HDD 750 Go, 15.6" LED, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
I intend to install Mint Cinnamon Maya on the SSD and an old XP SP3 that I have, on the HDD, in dual-boot.
Concerning the SSD install, I've already checked this very interesting suggestions given here:https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd
I suppose the install of Mint should work quite in the same way.
Now, my questions are as follows:
First, I am used to make dual-boot on the same drive (Windows first and Linux after), though never on SSD, so I do not know if old XP works fine on this kind of drive (this is why my option for secondary HDD install). Anyone has an idea about XP working on SSD?
Second, if I pursue the install as first planned (Mint on SSD and XP on HDD), do I have to install XP first as usual? And, if so will the Mint GRUB (after install) recognize the XP boot-loader ?
Last, do you know any good tutos concerning dual-boot on different drives, or specifically about this case?
Thanks in advance!