I took a short cut here
I looked there too without even finding Linux mentioned
You may find the solution herehttp://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... eb_package
but I don't recall anything about .bin files
Oh there was deep down inhttp://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/#source
which is referred to from the wiki.
Custom Binary Installer (.bin, ...)
If the installer is called test.bin and is located on the user carl's desktop, you can run it inside your terminal with /home/carl/Desktop/test.bin. Keep in mind that the installer might not have permission to execute in your file-system.
No permissions means the use of sudo....