As you stated yourself you have installed Mint through Windows. I am dead sure that this means you have used mint4win.exe from inside the running Windows 7 and performed a mint4win installation of Mint 15.
In this case fdisk
are right. Your harddisk does only hold the Windows partitions. On one of these partitions there will be a folder named \linuxmint
Inside this folder \linuxmint
there will be a subfolder named disks
. Inside the subfolder \linuxmint\disks
there will be two files: root.disk
You can verify my words either from inside the running Windows 7 with the help of Windows Explorer.
Or you can verify my words from inside the running Mint 15 by launching Nemo and navigating to /host/linuxmint/disks.
root.disk is a container file. It holds the Linux Mint filesystem, very likely formatted as the filesystem ext4.
swap.disk is a container file, too. It holds the Linux Mint swap space.
In order to increase the size of the Mint filesystem, you will have to increase the size of the container file root.disk.
You can find the instruction on how to do so here: HOWTO: Resize the WUBI virtual disk
The instruction has been written by one of the few people in the Linux forums who really know what they are talking about when they talk about Wubi installations, bcbc. He is involved in the Wubi development. And mint4win is just the Mint flavour of Wubi.
P.S. from a mint4win installation of Mint 13 on a Windows 7 machine:
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$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for user:
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 Köpfe, 63 Sektoren/Spur, 38913 Zylinder, zusammen 625142448 Sektoren
Einheiten = Sektoren von 1 × 512 = 512 Bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Gerät boot. Anfang Ende Blöcke Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 250056703 125027328 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 250056704 625139711 187541504 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
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$ cd /host/linuxmint/disks
user@machine:/host/linuxmint/disks$ ls -l
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jul 20 23:59 boot
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31188844544 Sep 30 23:01 root.disk
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 268435456 Okt 25 2012 swap.disk