So I finally re-organized my h/drive in the most efficient manner I could conjure up, following tips I got in this thread, especially the ones by Mrkvonic mentioning no need to use a primary partition for Linux and bman suggesting better organization. I have both Partition Wizard and GParted live, recommended ver 0.4.6-1, boot disks. I don't know about anyone else, but I have been disappointed with GParted. First, it is very slow at moving or re-sizing partitions. Second, I was not able to delete a Linux Primary partition (Delete greyed out) with it last night. Partition Wizard I find excels in moving/re-sizing (very fast and effective) and I used it to delete the rogue partition. Only problem with it is it wont create/format linux file systems (irony is that it's built with Linux files ) Anyway, I think I finally have my drive organized to near perfection It was a good learning experience as I did not previously realize extended partitions could allow more than the maximum four partitions and that Linux could be installed on all logical partitions. I finally got my Storage partition back which affords me better organization of my backup data.