Hang on Ron, I'll reboot to Xfce, and take a screenshot of GParted from the second distro then you can see the difference.
I'll just post it back to this same post . . stay tuned !
Notice that sda2 is the only partition flagged as boot. ( My " / " partition from the first install - see first screenshot )
What I meant about the swap is during the manual partitioning of the second install, I clicked on the existing swap partition, and changed "Do Not Use This Partition" to 'Swap" in the drop down list, the same with my existing /data partition, changed "Do Not Use This Partition" to '/data".
The only partitions that had the "Format" checkbox checked, was the new partitions, / (sda7) and /home (sda8).