Jeff91 wrote:Because grub2 offers alot of nice features legacy grub does not. And IMO the boot loader is a very poor reason to choose one distro over another...
If I had tried to install Mint on one of my other machines, I probably could have waited until I found the answer to the GRUB2 problem. However, I was installing Mint on my main PC - which also contains Windows installations -- and which I access frequently throughout the day for my financial and newsgroup programs. Being "locked out", unable to boot into XP was (is) not a choice. Now that I am aware of which version of GRUB that Gloria is installing, I will test it out on one of the other computers before attempting to install it on the "main" PC.
And, by the way, I have experimented with many different Linux distributions - going all the way back to the mid 90's. Up until this time, I never experienced a boot problem such as this, so perhaps you can see how very surprised I was when I could not see or boot into my XP partition.
Have a peace-filled day,