Quote Originally Posted by unibroker View Post
I did not. The only thing I've done purposely with the external drive is shrink the Windows partion to create the linux partition. I've never used nor intended to use the external drive to boot from so I was surprised when a swap partition was present. I'll recapture it when I need the space.

By the way, what does
errors=remount-ro 0 1
in reference to the root partition of the main hard drive mean? Thanks for your input today.
There are 3 parts to that. The first part says "if the disk has errors mount it read only (ro). The second part ( the 5 field in fstab) says
The fifth field, (fs_freq),  is  used  for  these  filesystems  by  the
       dump(8)  command  to determine which filesystems need to be dumped.  If
       the fifth field is not present, a value of zero is  returned  and  dump
       will assume that the filesystem does not need to be dumped.
The third part (the 6th field in fstab) says
The  sixth field, (fs_passno), is used by the fsck(8) program to deter‐
       mine the order in which filesystem checks are done at reboot time.  The
       root  filesystem  should  be specified with a fs_passno of 1, and other
       filesystems should have a fs_passno of 2.