8) Once it finishes, reboot with the USB.
9) Hit [Tab] at the Mint boot menu and add "persistent" to the kernel line
10) Boot it, change some settings, like changing wallpaper, fonts etc and reboot again adding the same "persistent" word to the kernel. Also check /home to make sure it has spanned the entire space of the assigned perisitent storage.
It is number nine that I am having the issue with. What I have done is started up mint as usual and then pressed it reads (Automatic boot up in 10 seconds". I then press the space bar and am given the following screen.
Start Linux Mint
Start Linux Mint (compadibililty mode)
Start the installer only
Check the integrity of the cd
Boot from local drive
I selected "Start Linux Mint" and pressed tab. At which point I am given a bunch of code (I suppose) at the bottom of the screen. As mentioned in step 9 I typed "persistent" and pressed enter. After getting into the os I changed the wallpaper and rebooted but when I got back on linux the wall paper was back to its default.