You can't force the installer to use the proprietary drivers, since no installer CD that I know of comes with them pre-installed.
I would try it this way:
- Download a installer CD with a text-mode installer. I don't know about Mint and Fedora, but for Ubuntu the Alternate CD is available
. Make sure to use the alternate version, not desktop/server.
- Burn it to a CD and boot from it.
- Install in text mode.
- Reboot into your new system, but make sure to use the recovery option in your bootloader to boot to text-mode. It may be necessary to add the nomodeset
option to the bootloader configuration.
- Now install and activate the proprietary drivers with
sudo jockey-text -e xorg:nvidia-current
-Reboot and have fun