Originally Posted by Novatian
Hi again and could you tell me with Mint 6, how I make sure I don't over write XP?
And can I choose the amount of disk space Mint takes, as it tries in Mint 6 to take a huge bite, all the free space?
First if win Xp is already running sometimes on you're hard disk defrag the XP partition first.
Second making a backup is always recommended just in case
Third shrink you're windows partition using windows or geparted
Geparted is a live CD.
Every distro I know of has a expert or customize partitioning.
Use this option to decide where to install linux.
You also should decide where to install GRUB.
As I am a linux user I always said in MBR
But you also can decide to install GRUB in the root partition of linux and
use bootini to start linux , but do not ask me how to use bootini to start