Whilst waiting on my RAM upgrade modules, I've been searching for solutions to this 'installation hang' issue. Seems many have trodden this path before, not only with Mint 14, but earlier versions.
One factor, at least, is the Ubiquity Slide Slow that appears after the user configurations have been set and plays while the system installs. Appears that with some PC's (mine included) this places too great a demand on resources and prevents installation from proceeding.
So, whilst in the 'live' CD environment (Mint 14 Xfce), I removed the slide show before clicking the Install icon
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sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-mint
I then let all the files copy over before commencing with the user set-up (location, keyboard, user/PW etc). Also disconnected my webcam to avoid that option popping-up. Low and behold, the installation proceeded to completion.
Still think the availability of a Mint equivalent of the Ubuntu 'Minimal' CD would be a good idea though, as would be giving an option to disable the slide show in the installation from 'Live' CD/USB. Seems a bit pointless anyway, when you are given opportunity to trial the system before installing.