Today I popped in a copy of GPartEd and deleted my Windows partition.
While I was there, I decided to delete the linux-swap at the end (/dev/hda5), and add a new swap at the beginning (now /dev/hda1). I then moved /dev/hda2 (Mint's root) to the left. So, now my drive looks like this:
Although I had a copy of SuperGRUB disk handy, Mint booted up just fine. I then commented out Windows from my /boot/grub/menu.lst and my /etc/fstab. However, I can't help but notice that my deletion of the swap at /dev/hda5 led to my /dev/hda6 being rechristened /dev/hda5, and likewise with my former /dev/hda7 (which still has as its mount point /media/hda7). (Edit2: Also, given that my new swap doesn't have a lock in front of it, I surmise I'm currently not using the swap.) What do I need to do at this point to nip the problems I doubtless have created in the bud?
Thanks in advance,
Edit1: I looked more closely at my /etc/fstab, and realized that it's messy beyond my current understanding, so I post it below:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config --
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/hda2 :
UUID=8b99549b-51f9-4110-8002-e948d0e3da67 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# Entry for /dev/hda5 (formerly hda6):
UUID=af8f4195-36e8-4a8e-a128-f89190109b3b /home ext3 defaults 0 2
# Entry for /dev/hda1 :
## Commented out because I formatted Windows
#UUID=5A18A76D18A746BB /media/hda1 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 1
# Entry for /dev/hda7 :
UUID=21096D840F19FC7C /media/hda7 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 1
# Entry for /dev/hda1(?) formerly /dev/hda5 :
UUID=44924ee6-a8cc-41f4-a4cd-7546b10da4ef none swap sw 0 0
# Entry for CD-RW
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
## Entry to add USB support to VirtualBox
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=46,devmode=664 0 0