mint 4 win-any potential issues?
On my PC, I dualboot between Win 7 Pro & Mint 9 (both 64 bit) with no issues. I have things setup the way I want (thanks to the help here).
But the laptop is my wife's, and she prefers the XP Media Center edition, and that's her choice. For when we go places, I have Mint installed inside of Windows (mint 4 win), using only 10GB of her drive. Prior to the install, I fully backed up the laptop, as I had a very negative experience with my first install of Linux (Ubuntu, through Wubi). Using Ubuntu's "Computer Janitor", I screwed up my XP Pro install, to where it wouldn't boot (I had no backup). Ubuntu would still boot, despite the fact that it was within Windows. This is a similar install, different distro.
Other than doing anything foolish, like blindly using the Computer Janitor (which isn't in Mint anyway), will using Mint 4 Win do any harm to my wife's laptop? I realize that this type of install is for evaluation purposes, but I don't use it often, and just prefer my own OS to use.