Iwas surprised to see that Linux Mint at the latest 17.2 version still has NO mdadm installer option, and worse the installer will not be able to create a proper booting environment even when you do install it.
How to setup mdadm in Linux mint LiveCD
apt-get install mdadm
# partition as you need and then create your mdadm devices
# create your SWAP md0
mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda1 /d........
The error itself "mkdir(): Too Many Links" is not very useful, but I'll translate it into plain English.
It means you've reached the filesystem's limit of how many directories can be created in a single directory.
In this case for ext3 the limit is 32000 and it was exceeded.
What's the solution?
The simple solution is to move those directories into more subdirectories possibly sorting them by date, alphabet or numerically.........