dnmint wrote:Thanks. I intend to plunge in cetainly & weather it, if necessary.
Any ideas on installing Mint in drive D when XP is in C drive. Will this work as dual boot?
Yes you should be able to dual-boot no problem. You will need to choose 'manual partitioning' during the install. Then you will need to create a swap partition - 2GB should be enough- out of the 'D' partition, then format the remainder of 'D' as 'ext3' filesystem. Mint will configure GRUB accordingly so you can boot either Windows or Mint.
Of course, I would make a backup of your Windows partition and any important files before proceeding.
Hope it all goes well. I also dual-boot as I use Windows for work.