Well, if I read that run-on sentence correctly, I do believe that there was a filesystem conversion from ext3 to ext2 along the way. Going from ext2 to ext3 is trivially easy, but apparently going from ext3 to ext2 is fraught with issues.
That run-on sentence also had something in it about a resize, and I don't know what was being resized, but if it was a partition then perhaps the problem is that there is 50 megs or so of blank space on the disk now. I can't tell for sure because the description of the problem was only partly coherent, and I am unwilling to spend a great deal of time trying to parse meaning out of it.
edit: I looked at ext3->ext2 again and it appears that there is only an issue if you are trying to do this on a mounted system drive.
Last edited by jiml8; 12-05-2007 at 06:18 PM.