On 04/22/16 05:40, g wrote: <> > suggestions for correcting above boundaries also appreciated. > > help needed and greatly appreciated. > ===> thank you all for replies. most helpful. now to decide which way to format a new drive that i now have on order. after reading replies, i feel easiest way to get a good partition layout was a complete repartitioning and formatting. easiest way to do that is start with a new drive. during install, i will do partitioning and formatting. that is i am presuming that installation will know how to properly set up partitions so that all partitions are by full cylinders. after new install, transfer my current /home to new drive, wipe current drive, partition and format it. anyone see anything wrong with such thinking? -- peace out. If Bill Gates got a dime for every time Windows crashes... ...oh, wait. He does. THAT explains it! -+- in a world with out fences, who needs gates. CentOS GNU/Linux 6.7 tc,hago. g .