i really like Mint from what i could see using it as a live cd, i've been trying to move to Linux for a few years but unfortunately, i always encountered problems of one sort of another.. Mint though seems to be working fine, except ...
last night i decided to install, so i defragmented the drive, created a 20gb ext3 partition, a 1gb swap partition (with partition magic in xp) and went on to install.
I choose manual install because the installer gives me only the option to install on drive sdd (if i can remember correctly)which is the first of my 2 sata drives. Mint must be seeing the sata drives before the ide ones, i guess.
Only i want to install on sda, because that's where i have xp installed, so i chose manual install, selected the partition sda5 which is the one that coincided with the one i created, chose use as ext3 and mount point to /, chose the swap partition i created and installed.
After reboot, i got the message that the partition sda5 didn't existed...
So i went on and reinstalled, this time after reboot i got the message Grub error 17, and again after reistalling for the third time..
Could someone tell me what i did wrong, because i thought i followed the right procedure, but obviously there's something i must have missed, any help would be really appreciated