Ok I managed to get system up & running using these 2 threads:
The system is an active running desktop, I do have a few minor issues to resolve, but they don't affect the operability of the system running.
I installed os in virtualbox using another guest machine & have since released the vhd from that machine system & created another virtualbox guest to attach drive to. It does boot & run.
1: /etc/fstab "# UNCONFIGURED FSTAB FOR BASE SYSTEM"
I made the entries using blkid to get UUID & used the "echo" command. I think that I have to make a link to mtab.
2:When in file manager sdb1 & sdb3 show also as media with 2 mountable drives.
3:Since the os was installed to a guest machine, it is now running as /dev/sdb.