This is a great step by step with good explanations!
So to summarise, we need to create at least 2 partitions,"/" (set up as primary) and swap (set up as logical), in order to properly install and run mint? Does this apply to all linux installations or just mint (sorry noob question)? I tried to do this on a macbook, and if I may ask, where do I install the bootloader?
Also, going a little bit deeper here, I've been reading about this manual partitioning on other systems (for educational purposes, hoping to gain some insight), does mint automatically set the boot flag to the / partition?