I put the / mount point as shown in step 5, and also changed it in terminal but it doesn't stay mounted.
My previous version of mint 17.2 xfce has the / mount point and continues to boot fine, after arrowing down in the menu.
Here's the boot menu which looks fine.
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*Linux Mint 18.2 XFCE 64-bit Advanced options for Linux Minut 18.2 XFCE 64-bit Memory test (memtest 86+) Memory test (memtest 86+, serial console 115200) Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (17.2) (on /dev/sda5) Advanced options for Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (17.2) (on /dev/sda5)