Long day yesterday. Then an evening with some frustration trying to burn a new .iso disk and getting coasters out of the last couple I had. Got more disks and today after Brasero made another coaster I turned to XP and Nero and made a good disk. I'd rather not go there but there is a reason it's part of my system. So, with a new 2012.3 disk booted up, everything looks good as I'd hoped it might. Sure, it may be twisted but I can see it and that takes care of my worries. Now I can do a new install and the only thing I'm losing is a headache. As to the questions, "what was I thinking?" and "why is this new stuff in my older fstab?"... I finally remembered how I had set things up back then. I didn't use GParted, I used Drakedisk in the Control Center and it does a coupe things I probably misinterpreted. When I made new partitions for my new root and home for the newer install, I did an 11GB space for root first. In selecting a mount point, the utility said I couldn't have another "/" and needed to decide on another mount point. The dropdown list had /boot as one of the choices which I guess are just sample choices. Maybe /mnt/sda8 would have been better. Since this partition had lost its designated mount point somehow, I used that utility to try adding one back. When I tried /mnt/sda8 it said I'd need to format or it wouldn't be written to fstab. (Which fstab? Don't ask me.) So I tried /boot again just to see if it would get me back to like a few days ago so I could move stuff around and get ready to reinstall. That didn't change anything. So, what was I thinking when I selected /boot in the first place? I was thinking it was talking about /boot in the new install, not in the old one. Nor did I put the extra swaps in the fstab. I wouldn't and I didn't. All is well now and I don't mind constructive criticism. Constructive is good. I'm constructing a new system with a 500GB and 1TB drive and it should be good for a few years. I'll be reading more before I put more than one Linux in a row. So, problem solved since the livedisk reveals the missing parts and I just have a little work to do.