Forgive me, but my knowledge and vocabulary with Linux is very very limited. I will try to be as clear as possible when describing my problem... so please bear with me, I really want to get Mint to work on my system
I am a returning "Trying it Out" user that is having a lot more problems this time around than the first time I tried Linux Mint back when 3.0 was out. I also NEED to keep my installation of winXP, but I won't waste your time with my reasons.
The installation runs well but my problem is with GRUB. I have installed the O/S various times and get different issues with GRUB. Here is a list of some of them;
- never shows up... goes straight to my winXP O/S. (when installed to sdc)
- stalls and just says the word - GRUB (when installed to sdb)
- gets to a point that it just fills my screen with the word GRUB. (also when installed to sdb)
I have even tried to install GRUB to a floppy (fd0) but Mint won't allow it, it gives me an error at the end of the installation when I tried to do this. This was something that I did in version 3.0 and it worked like a charm, whenever I wanted to boot to Mint, I would just insert the floppy and pick my O/S. I don't know why this option is not available anymore considering that it eliminated the "FEAR" of messing with the MBR... which I thought I had lost until I found out how to recover it using a win98 floppy.
Please, any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? It seems like a really eye catching distro that I would love to experiment with... because there is only so much you can do on the live cd.
Thanks in advance and I am really sorry for the loooong post