wisper wrote:as i understand dual boot of linux after windows is ok, but the other way around is a no-no?
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1530 12289693+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 1531 10199 69633742+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda3 * 10200 15298 40957717+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda4 15299 60801 365502847+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 1531 1785 2048256 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 1786 4335 20482843+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 4336 10199 47102548+ 83 Linux
# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sdb1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
# map (hd0) (hd2)
# map (hd2) (hd0)
Edit: After re-reading your post I think I didn't understand correctly. Perhaps you simply meant installing XP after Mint, not it's location on the hard disk. Well either way I'll leave the info I put up just in case, and also mention that restoring Grub to the mbr is super easy if you have a copy of Super Grub Disk laying around.
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