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Cannot decrypt hardrive. Password not accepted

I have been tackling this for at least 5 days now. Initially I couldn't get Ubuntu to recognise my already installed partition LVM with an Arch, Home, and Swap logical volume. I have now got Ubuntu ...
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Move a system from LVM to standard partitions

I need to move a system which uses LVM to a system which uses normal partitions. I created the partitions on the new hard drive and I copied all the content of the root and boot partition to the new ...
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Booting from LVM partition

I screwed up when I installed my machine awhile back and put the / partition (including /boot) into the LVM. While the machine will eventually boot, it won't boot non-interactively. For whatever ...
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“ubuntu” shows up in boot menu, but my laptop keep telling me that “No OS detected”

I tried to intall ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer Aspire 4750 yesterday, and I think I make a mistake choosing that "LVM" option. Now I am facing these : "ubuntu" option now shows up in my boot menu. ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04: Boot hangs with error "udevd[538] inotify_add_watch(…) failed: invalid argument

I'm currently faced with the following situation: when rebooting a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server after updating (it ran perfectly for a year or so, I updated it around two months ago and rebooted with no ...
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How to fix broken upgrade on Ubuntu Server on USB thumbdrive with Encrypted LVM

Oh woes is me: I decided to do a do-release upgrade on my workstation and managed to bork my production workstation. My setup was as follows: 32GB usb key that Ubuntu Server booted from - this ...
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encrypted 13.10 will not reliably boot

i re-installed ubuntu 13.10 x64 on my vaio pro, in legacy, bios mode. the installation is lvm/luks encrypted and thus asks me for the encryption password before booting. it does not reliably boot. i ...
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Can't update: low space in /boot (LVM) - I already cleaned my Lubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak

I have low space on /boot partition and I can't update my Lubuntu. I have LVM. I deleted old kernels and used Ubuntu Tweak. I tried to loaded from LiveCD and with gparted grow up my /boot-size, but ...
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ELF Header Smaller Than Expected

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS LAMP server, and it won't boot. This problem started when I was trying to clean up /root and accidentally deleted all of the kernels using apt-get remove. I was able to ...
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I done a stupid mistake dual-booting windows with ubuntu 13.10

when I installed Ubuntu (successfully) with Windows 8.1, I had to re-install, because Ubuntu wouldn't load, so I re installed (on the installation page it said delete Ubuntu and reinstall) so I ...
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Migrating LVM installation to new drive - how to create boot partition?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a single 1TB HDD under LVM2. The disk contains a separate boot partition with everything else under the LVM. I'd like to move everything to a larger drive and remove ...
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Boot up problem: P FIFO DMA_PUSHER MEM_FAULT

I have been trying to solve this issue on my own, but no luck so far. What I have tried in order to clear the fault is: blank all HDDs back to factory state did a full RAM error check (passed ...
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LVM initramfs boot problem: “ALERT! /dev/mapper/vgcrypt-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell!”

I followed the guide linked below to create a clean install of Ubuntu on a LUKS-encrypted partition. The only differences are that I used Ubuntu 12.04 rather than 11.10 and I made less LVs than that ...
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How to fix Ubuntu server 13.04 slower boot when network cable is unplugged

I have noticed that when I unplug the network cable, system waits about 100 seconds to configure the network, So I edited /etc/init/failsafe.conf and comment two wait() lines (thanks to tutorial here) ...
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Bad HDD in LVM recovery time at boot

My server/desktop started reporting read errors on a HDD in my 16 drive lvm. The drive is a 2TB WD EARS model. While I have a backup from April, I'd rather not loose the last month of changes, or ...
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Can't boot after converting lvm2 root to lvm2 raid1

I have Ubuntu 12.10 (no updates, kernel 3.5.0-17-generic) on first HDD (sda), which uses MBR and was partitioned as "Use whole disk for ubuntu" with LVM2 enabled. Root filesystem is on LVM2 ...
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How to get the grub boot menu in a encrypted single-boot ubuntu system?

Some time ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 from the alternate CD, and choose the option of full-disk encryption. Now I tried to install the proprietary FGLRX driver, but the system lost power halfway in ...
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What grub modules are necessary to boot from LVM on a DOS partition?

I am trying to make my Ubuntu machine boot from a /boot LVM, and it seems that the default core.img does not support LVM, so I am trying to figure out what modules I need to supply to grub-mkimage in ...
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Installed Ubuntu using LVM, now cannot boot windows

Just installed Ubuntu using the LVM method. I shrunk my main drive into a separate partition of ~30GB thinking I could install it there. However when I was installing, I couldn't find that partition ...
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657 views

Doesn't boot after installation

Downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.1-alternate-amd64 Installed to USB stick Integrity check fails on ./install/netboot/ubuntu-installer/amd64/pxelinux.cfg/default but that seems to be a known bug where the ...
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/dev/mapper/vg00-root does not exist

Since I upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 server. I obtain the following error at boot. /dev/mapper/vg00-root does not exist I must use the recovery mode to manually do "vgchange -ay" to active my VG00. ...
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How to install ubuntu 12.10 with / partition on LVM?

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 I cannot boot my machine anymore. I get the following error. Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= ...
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Windows 7 busted after Ubuntu 12.10 LVM installation

I'm lost. With the new option in Ubuntu 12.10: "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation" I have not thought that my Windows partition would be getting lost. I did it in the trust that Ubuntu would ...
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Kernel panic on reboot after failed logical volume resize

I attempted to do a logical volume resize yesterday using the follwoing commands $sudo pvdisplay "/dev/sda8" is a new physical volume of "113.11 GiB" --- NEW Physical volume --- PV Name ...
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668 views

Alternate install to USB bootloader issues using LVM encryption

I am trying to use the alternate installer (12.04.1 i386) run from a CD to install onto a USB thumb drive (to have a portable installation). I am using the guided LVM install. I get to the part ...
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After kernel upgrade, unable to boot with / on lvm

I did a kernel upgrade on my desktop system from 2.6.32-41 to 2.6.32-42 using apt-get dist-upgrade. I opted not to update /boot/grub/menu.lst and added the required lines myself, based on the previous ...
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756 views

How to setup whole-disk encryption with dual boot on a MacBook Pro (generation 9,2 with 12.04)

I can install Ubuntu 12.04 on the MacBook when using the "noapic" kernel boot option, using the alternate amd64+mac image (from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04/release/ ). But after ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to not mount my encrypted partitions on boot?

I'm using dm-crypt and LVM, which I set up during installation. I have two volume groups, one of which is encrypted and not needed for system/boot purposes. As of now, Ubuntu asks for a password on ...
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720 views

How can I get the boot process to complete?

Update Think this may be because I have some problem booting off lvm - still in need of any help anyone could offer - even just a pointer or two as to where to look would be greatly appreciated. One ...
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What is the use of /boot (lvm based) in partitioning?

As separate /home partition helps in easy reinstallation/upgrade. Does having /boot help while dualbooting with windows? I mean is it useful for normal desktop/notebook users or it is advanced ...