Perhaps I should have said earlier that it is a good idea to have everything plugged in and turned on when you do the install. That way almost everything will be found and (mostly) auto-configured by the installer.
No matter, you can either re-install (quick but boring), or learn how to configure new peripherals (educational).
Do I need to do anything with the mount point selection box?
You've realised that you do: You need to specify both
the filesystem and
the mount point.
Then the installer knows all it needs to know to prepare your partitions.
You've also learnt a couple of other useful linux things:
- If the OS is asking for something, it needs
an answer. Linux doesn't "nag" without a good reason, like some other OSs do. Silence is golden. Error messages (may) need attention.
- If you don't know the answer, or understand the question, use a search engine to help answer the question for you.
- If that fails, try using common-sense.
- Or even reading the error messages, and searching for them on the web; someone else has probably had the same, or similar problem already answered.
- If all that fails, come back here to LQ
Good luck with your installation.