Update with answer(s) maybe.
Jeff, I'll send you a usb install that works, I had alot of trouble also but did get one that worked. I had to use Linox and re-downloaded the iso, and then used a usb burn program from the mint menu to make the bootable usb. My notes are on my phone which is missing for awhile...
I ran it via the usb live first, and it worked out of the box, after I followed Sadlmkr's instructions above and here:viewtopic.php?f=39&t=1841
Early impressions, and let's be honest here...I like Mint 15 & 16 that have the shortcut to menu with super Windows key...The system is an LXDE desktop using Ubuntu & X11 system, which is reported to work well with minimum hardware requirements.
I do like the different Navigation software choices pre-loaded, I think someone into boating would also.
Last night I installed Navigatrix onto a MK2 CF-19, and re-booted. The menu has touchscreen calibration choice, but when you select, it takes you to a blank Terminal page that does NOT let you do anything. I then right clicked on the menu choice, added it to desktop, and now when you use the desktop short cut or the menu key it takes you to touchscreen calibration aka "xinput_calibrator), and allows you to calibrate the touchscreen. I'll have to add Foxtrot GPS and see how the mapping software works and report back. Have a great weekend.
Side note, our daughter's car was declared "totaled", she's fine. We're looking at options since she's starting over from scratch after Insurance pays off the car...Life goes on
CF-30 MK2 SSD LMDE2
Betsy, MK2 Navigatrix, Fundraiser for TbT
CF-52 GUN SSD LMDE2
Betsy(NICE) Thanks Sadlmkr
CF-29 MX-16 (https://mxlinux.org/
CF-28 MK3 MX-14.3 & MicroWattR8