I am just looking for a bit of advice. I removed Windows from my system altogether and changed over to Mint 6 a few months ago.
Reluctantly, I now need to re-install Windows XP onto my system mainly for my daughter to play games etc. I have tried playonlinux, virtualbox but without success. I have also partitioned my main HDD with the plan to install Windows on that but the Windows installer refuses to work cause it doesn't have access to sector one of my HDD.
I am planning on buying a second hard drive for the Windows install because I don't want the Windows 'Bloat' to slow down Mint.
Subject to any advice to the contrary my evil plan is as follows -
Install second HDD
Change BIOS settings so that the second HDD is the primary boot drive
Disconnect the current HDD with the Mint Installation
Install Windows XP to the second drive
Change the BIOS settings again so that the HDD with the Mint Installation becomes the primary boot
I will then need to set up Grub accordingly, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it.
Does anyone foresee any issues with this approach? I think this should make the Windows installer happy cause it will think it is the only 'precious' OS on my system
Your thoughts & advice would be appreciated