That was what I was going to do, thanks for telling me it is okay to make another primary! I was just afraid I would leave my main linux (sdb2) unbootable if I made something after it "primary"...doesn't hurt to ask
Speaking of bootable, I am not sure where that flag came from on my linux disk since only windows needs it...probably the mfr utility when I originally installed the disk itself.
The only stumper I have left is why fdisk says the file type of the reiser partition sdb3 is 83 when I thought that was only ext2 (or 2?) but since I am deleting it doesn't really matter.
I have been running linux for years and using the same partitioning scheme since like forever. Although I have installed different distros to play with, I never resized anything - original partitioning was done with mfr's utilities when the disks themselves were installed and only the file format changed through this time. Though I did make that split and switch from ext3 to reiser at some point some distro's wizard must have guided me through it.