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Linux onto old Windows XP issue

Postby foggbloke » Tue May 20, 2014 8:29 am

all totally new to this - but trying to add Linux Mint 32 bit to an old XP machine.
LXF184 was my starting point.
I have partitioned the hard drive and installed Mint but now the PC re-boots into XP straight away....
Should I have used the Mint Compatibility version? or is there some setting I've missed..???
any help would be great

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Postby nelz » Tue May 20, 2014 10:05 am

Did the Mint installer ask where you wanted to install the bootloader? you should install it to the MBR of your first disk, not to the Linux partition.
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