So the live-cd finally works, the solution given to me by someone in the Ubuntu forum helped. Soon, it's installation time.
I have several disks in my hard drive. When the installer automatically makes partitions for Mint, will they all be included? In other words, will I have quick and easy access to those disks as well? Because when running the system from the live-cd I couldn't seem to find them in the file system. I am currently a windows user who is used to be able to just click on "my computer" and access them from there.