Originally Posted by Olaus
So, what happened that time? Just curious to know, so that I don't repeat the same mistake :-)
Yours got out of order, but what I mean is that the numbers actually change if you delete. For example, let's say you have sda1 primary and sda2 extended with sda5, sda6, sda7 as logical. Then you decided to delete sda6. Bad news is that sda7 becomes sda6 and anything pointing to sda7 no longer points there. That's what I mean by messed up. The partition number of sda7 actually changes. It will still be in the same location block-wise, but the number will change. And if you make a new partition using the space that you emptied when you deleted sda6, it will now be partition number 7.
I would not consider what you have with them not being in order according to the block numbers as being a mistake.