xenopeek wrote:Well, you actually need the language packs so I suggest you don't skip it? Only the language packs for your chosen language are downloaded.
Really? That doesn't make much sense. The only related thing the installer asks for is the region. My chosen region was 'South Africa' and so I assume it's trying to get the languages/dialects related to South Africa. That's fine, but I'm not interested in any language other than English, even if it's only US English and not British or South African English.
But no matter what it's trying to download or what the user wants, I was able to skip this step for the main editions of Mint 11 through 13.
I just tried installing it now in a virtual machine with no internet and it didn't try to download them. I imagine this is just something you can do afterwards yourself but I've never had the need.
But as I said, the other installers didn't bug out at this step for me and the system should be fully installable without reliance on internet anyway, regardless of whether the machine has internet access or not.