I just moved from Ubuntu to Mint. And while it runs just fine once installed (good job!), I am a bit disappointed with the installation process.
The first issue is the missing installation options. Where did the non-graphical install go?
I have a new PC, that does not even start the X-Server upon booting the DVD.
Funny, because on one of the disks in this machine I have mint installed and it boots and runs just fine.
Of course the installation was done on a different mainboard/graphics adapter and just the disk was moved to this new box....
Do I need to install the new mint in Virtualbox with the second disk physically mapped as target drive?
Other than installing an old graphics card this seems the easiest option right now.
The second issue comes up once you are past this step. Where did all the install options go?
At least Ubuntu had an alternative install, where you could setup everything as you wished by hand (including custom fdisk partitioning).
If I want to encrypt my disk and then add lvm to it ... what do I do? Painful manual setup with another Linux flavour?
Never had this issue wih the last Ubuntu and Debian releases.
I need to be able to align my partitions with 2048 byte for the new disks and also have an encrypted swap device, typically done with a logical volume inside dmcrypt.
By the way, I noticed that the question for the encryption phrase is made before the keyboard language is set - depending on your pharse this works only for US-keyboards...
There are some other small issues like a stripped down version of gedit, non-working dual-screen with the proprietary drivers etc...
Would be nice if at least the installation issues could be fixed - other than that I am still happier with mint than with ubuntu or debian for the desktop.