McAwesome, there is so much missing from your post that you cannot hope to get an answer to it as it stands now. The first and most obvious thing you fail to mention is whether or not you can boot it? If so what can you boot? If Mint is bootable the the first thing to do is to either run the command line and give us the output of
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sudo fdisk -l
or run gparted and post a screenshot of the partition arrangement on the forum.
The next thing to understand is that no partition manager is going to manage any mounted partition. So if you are trying to run gparted for example from your mint installation (which we don't even know if you can boot yet) then it will not be able to do anything much at all because the likelihood is most partitions will already be mounted. In order to work on your partitions you can either unmount them first (though not the / partition) and then work on them or better still, boot from a linux based recovery cd such as parted magic http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=down ... R9yD9231pg
which has gparted on it.
The next unanswered question relates to your request about 'resetting to default'. Most laptops have a recovery disk which will reset the machine to factory settings, but there is one proviso, most of them require a system recovery partition in order to do it. At this stage we don't know if you have either of those.
Finally a word of warning that is too late - maybe you remember next time.
Messing with partitions is completely safe. (didn't expect that did you
) It is completely safe if you image the partitions or whole disks before you start. Otherwise it is a recipe for disaster, especially if you don't know what you are doing. The tools that allow you to make these images are fairly numerous, those worth mentioning are Clonezilla - http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php
- Qt4-fsarchiver - http://qt4-fsarchiver.sourceforge.net/
- and Redobackup - http://redobackup.org/
- there are others. Obtain and learn to use one of these tools and this will never happen again - I guarantee it.
NB. Of course there is one simple answer to all this, just get hold of your Mint installation disk, bung it in and start over from scratch.
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532 Laptop. Intel i5 processor, 6Gb ram, Intel HD3000 graphics, Intel Audio/wifi. Realtek RTL8111/8168B Ethernet.Ubuntu12.10 (Unity), Mint14 (Cinnamon), Manjaro (Xfce).