well I'm glad it worked but...
using windows to partition can cause some real problems.
I see that you were using the tools you know so here are some pointers.
deleting the fedora partitions in windows is fine but you should have just left it un-allocated and installed mint. Doing the partitioning during the install, which you half did anyway by reformatting them, is the best option.
your swap partition only needed to be 2X the amount of RAM your system has. eg. 512MB of RAM = 1GB swap.
so you 32GB of swap is a lot of wasted disk.
you should consider reinstalling mint since it is a fresh install anyway you wont loose anything important.
so you could boot off the CD again start the install then select manual partiton, delete your / and swap partitions, and create 3 new partitions: / swap and /home.
you have got through the first time scary install and seen that it has worked, so the second time should be a walk in the park. you'll be a pro in no time at this rate.