thanks, so basically it does it all on its own when i click on install mint on the desktop?
i don't need to create another partition myself manually?
That depends, we need to know first how many Primary Partitions you have? If you already have Four, and you try to "Install Along Side" as Buddy is saying, you could lose everything. Backup all your files, and make sure you have some way of Recovering XP if you want to keep it.
To get Partition info from XP follow this Tutorial by Hollowface
Partition Info from Linux use THIS. You will see what the outcome looks like in the post below mine.
Here is a little tutorial in case you need it
1. Open Terminal, Ctrl+alt+t will bring up Terminal, if it don't just Click on Menu and you will see the Terminal under “System” in Mint. Or in Ubuntu's, Open Launcher and Type Terminal.
2. For Linux Mint, Copy Paste this Command into Terminal and Hit Enter.
3. For Ubuntu's use
sudo lshw -short
4. Then Click “Edit” in upper Left of Terminal > Click “Select All” > Click “Edit” > Click “Copy” > Then in your Post, Click the "Code" Box at Top Middle of your Post, which looks like this “< >” and “Ctrl+V” Pasting into the Code Box, or, just into the Body your next Post will be fine also.
5. Do the same for the Partition info but use this command.
Edited by pcpunk, 09 October 2017 - 07:50 AM.