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  • Your new Linux Mint installation should have automatically detected your existing Windows XP. If not run os-prober and update-grub from your Linux Mint terminal. On your next reboot, the GRUB menu should appear which will give you a chance to select the OS you want to boot.

    Answered by carlex
    4 years ago
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  • Try to pass the following commands thru terminal (hope u still access Mint Terminal)
    sudo os-prober (probably it shows, Widows Chain loader) then pass as:
    sudo update-grub
    else boot with the Linux Mint disc and re-install Grub. It should see the windows partition and add it to the boot menu.
    Hope it will restore the boot menu as u desire. If it does not work, then
    fdisk -l
    parted -l print (probably it shows partition no.1 for windows) then pass
    grub-install /dev/sda
    And reboot hope it will work.

    For better info see here:

    Answered by rechil_colin
    4 years ago
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  • It would depend on if Grub is on the MBR or if Windows is
    Personally i found that life is easier( less stressful ) if i let Windows just have the mbr .
    install grub on the first linux partition .
    Use "dd" to copy it and add a line to XP's boot.ini

    Answered by JohnVV
    4 years ago
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  • Just reboot the machine and a menu should appear that lets you choose. If not then follow the instructions in this link:

    Answered by tcurich
    4 years ago
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