I've been dual-booting with XP for a while....then went all Mint 7.....then found I needed XP for some programs I use at work..... bummer
...... so after trying unsuccessfully to use VirtualBox in Mint and then Wine in Mint for these WinXP programs, I decided to start over.
I backed up what I needed from Mint 7, then booted up my WinXP disc, reformatted the HDD and installed WinXP, using half of my 40-Gig HDD. I set up drives /C and /D since that is what my WinXP programs need.
Now here's where my problems begin......
I read that PCLinuxOS 2009.2 was a goody so I downloaded it, burned the ISO and installed it,once again in a dual boot situation with XP. Everything went well but after a few days, I have decided that I don't care for PCLinuxOS and that I want to go back to Mint 7......
So..... I rebooted my laptop with the Mint 7 Live-cd in the drive, Mint started up and I started "Install"on the desktop. It went through the normal things like English, my Time Zone, etc....then the Partitioner started, just as I expected...... but it doesn't see my XP partitions
! It indicates that my HDD is empty...but that's not true because I rebooted in WinXP so I could start this Topic
This is an entirely new issue for me in my 2+ years of dualbooting and trying various distros. I always end upcoming back to Mint LOL.
I have a SuperGrub CD....so do I need to restore my MBR and try again? Or is there something else I can try?