Please see fourth post for relevant details at this point.
I am running CentOS 5.2 x64_86. All relevant partitions are ext3.
I was running out of space on my /dev/sda8 partition, so I planned on taking some space from /dev/sda7 and giving it to /dev/sda8. I first planning on resizing sda7, then rebooting, and then resizing sda8. Here is what happened:
1) I removed the journal from /dev/sda7, turning it into ext2.
2) I resized the filesystem on /dev/sda7.
3) I used fdisk to:
___a) Remove sda7. (r...7)
___b) Remove sda8. (r...7)
___c) Recreate sda7, using the same starting cylinder but an earlier ending cylinder.
___d) Recreate sda8, using the exact same
starting and ending cylinders.
___e) Write the partition table to disk.
4) I then rebooted. During startup e2fsck was run, and it spit out the following error:
bad magic number in superblock while trying to open /dev/sda8
5) I tried to e2fsck with a good amount of possible backup superblocks. No luck.
Does anybody have any ideas as to what has happened? Any suggestions on how to fix these issues?
Thanks for all your help!