Tried to install on hard drive alongside Xp on dual boot basis. I got so far and then error message to say it had crashed. This happened three times. So I gave up but then found it had created three additional partitions. Tried to get rid of these and then found I couldn't boot into Windows so had to do a reinstall.
Despite this, I'd like to have another go with Mint.
Any ideas as to what went wrong?
My hard drive (laptop) is 500Gb.