I'm semi-new to linux but want to learn more, so i figured I'd install Mint and dual-boot with XP on my laptop. I repartitioned my hd to have a 75gb XP partition followed by a 500mb swap (btw: is that big enough w 2gb ram?) and then a 15gb Mint partition. After installing mint, I could no longer boot XP because it said NTLDR is missing... Long story short, I tried a bunch of stuff that didnt work, reinstalled XP, then reinstalled grub. Now I can boot XP fine from the Grub bootloader, but when I boot mint, it gets caught on the loading screen indefinitely. The bar keeps moving, but it doesnt change to the login screen and it doesn't sound like the HD is being accessed.
For some reason, Grub used to load Mint from (hd0,3), but now it only loads from (hd0,2) and gives me "Error 17: Cannot mount partition" when I try to load (hd0,3). hmmmm....