Help! luks & partitions

William John Murray bill.murray at
Mon Jun 15 13:17:35 UTC 2009

   Well, I gave up. I installed F11 again on the new space and copied 
the files over.
What a waste of time...
William John Murray wrote:
>   Help please, I cannot boot...
>     I had a messy setup with multiple partitions. I deleted one
> (/dev/sda6 I think) and gparted renumbered the ones after it, so now
> I have 1-8, with no missing hole.
>   This kills my boot.
> I had a grub entry like:
> title Fedora
>    root (hd0,6)
>   kernel /vmlinuxXX root=/dev/mapper/luks-YYY rhgb quiet
>   initrd /initrdXXX.img
> This does nothing; I editted the (hd0,6) into (hd0,5) and it simply
> asks for the luks password over and over.
> I can boot in with a rescue cd or live cd; the rescue cd creates the luks
> entry the same point in /dev/mapper, so I don't know what is wrong with
> my boot sequence.
>   Is there a way to check where grub puts my luks?
>   Or is there a way to get back my old partition numbering, inserting
>  a new partition in between 2 existing ones in number?
>   Or should I try to make a new grub.conf - how did f11 make the 
> existing one anyway?
>   Or some other solution?
>  Thanks for any help!
>      Bill

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