I am a total Noob here, so apologies in advance :-)
I successfully followed instructions here to create my private testnet https://souptacular.gitbooks.io/ethereum-tutorials-and-tips-by-hudson/content/private-chain.html
I created a user and followed these steps to succesfully "mine" some ether for it https://www.ethereum.org/ether
I then followed these instructions to create a "hello world" contract https://www.ethereum.org/greeter
I got up to compiling it and getting it ready for deployment.
I started the miner and I can see that the transaction is there ready to be mined:
I1220 12:03:18.115644 4624 miner.go:119] Starting mining operation (CPU=2 TOT=4)
I1220 12:03:18.117937 4624 worker.go:570] commit new work on block 480 with 2 txs & 0 uncles. Took 2.2176ms
And yet, nothing happens!
I am not sure what step I am missing. Can anyone advise?