I just recently 'discovered' Linux Mint from a friend of mine and I'm trying to give it a shot. Due to my PC Setup (a 60GB SSD, and a 1TB HDD) I would like to use the Custom install where I mount my partitions manually. I have made partitions for /, /boot, /home, /usr. I also have another for swap space. I mount the partitions using mount /dev/sda1 /target... mount /dev/sda2 /target/boot... etc.
Once they're mounted I click "Forward" on the installer, it asks where to install GRUB, I'm not really sure what to pick here but I select /dev/sda since that's the drive / and /boot are stored on. It then continues to install all of the files and I've verified it went onto the different drives as I wanted.
Next I need to make the fstab, I use sudo nano /target/etc/fstab... i put my UUIDs in and where they should mount to on boot and save. the issue i'm finding is that the "Forward" button is still greyed out and I cannot continue to finish the install. The installer stops at the "Installation is paused" section where the fstab needs to be made, and you can chroot to install other packages as needed. Is there some other condition the installer is looking for that I am missing? Any help or clarification would be greatly appreciated!
Also, nice forum you got here
EDIT: Not sure if it matters but I'm running the x86 MATE edition's installer. I'm doing this right now in a VirtualBox to ensure I get everything set up the way I want prior to doing it on the real machine which will be running the x64 MATE edition.