jhehe wrote:don't encrypt home folder and change ntfs to fat32.
Jhehe thank you very much for your reply but your suggestions fail to resolve the deficiencies in the Mint installer and fail to meet my post install requirements.
In any event, if this error is still relevant to anyone, I've traced the error to the scripts called by ubiquity. The Live DVD for Linux Mint 14 Mate uses a legacy ubiquity which contains this bug. To solve this error simply update the ubiquity package using apt-get.