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So, it just stopped booting. Didn't install upgrades nor new software. All I did was shut it down, went to sleep, woke up and it didn't work. Tried two different kernels and still nothing (it had both kernels in grub already, a new and old one). Used a Fedora Live USB to boot up and mount the encrypted LVM Volume, was able to decrypt it but it the Live USB couldn't mount it, complaining it wasn't a filesystem?

Just wondering what happened, I hope I didn't lose my system, I spent quite a bit of time meticulously tweaking the system to my preferences.

Any suggestions for troubleshooting?
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That's odd. So when you try to boot, what happens? You just get a black screen, no encryption key prompt? I don't really know what to tell you. When I use my install disc (not live disc) to rescue my system it mounts everything, and mine is encrypted as well. It would be nice to see a log, but I don't know how to get you one in your current situation.
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did you seperate your mount points out across partitions? if you did, chances are you can just reinstall and all your config stuff will still be in /home

if not, i have no clue how to fix it

might help people help you if you gave a better description of what happens when you try to boot it, does it start to load and just crash? does it load and drop to cli? does grub recognize its there? just be descriptive
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That's odd. So when you try to boot, what happens? You just get a black screen, no encryption key prompt? I don't really know what to tell you. When I use my install disc (not live disc) to rescue my system it mounts everything, and mine is encrypted as well. It would be nice to see a log, but I don't know how to get you one in your current situation.
I am able to type in my key at the boot prompt, and since I have nomodeset (I think that's what the kernel command is) I just have three loading bars at the bottom in different shades of blue and white, and when the bar is fully white, it would then show the log on screen. Now though, the bar finishes, the screen clears (all black) and just hangs there. Sometimes it reboots itself too (that's what it was doing at first). I am just confused as I don't normally screw with the system, and when I do, I make sure I take not of what I did.

It's also unfortunate because I was going to set up Bacula on my server to automatically back up my Workstation, but I hadn't set it up yet.

Anybody know of a way to somehow get a log, or at least a verbose mode in kernel. I tried v and verbose and neither work.
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did you seperate your mount points out across partitions? if you did, chances are you can just reinstall and all your config stuff will still be in /home

if not, i have no clue how to fix it

might help people help you if you gave a better description of what happens when you try to boot it, does it start to load and just crash? does it load and drop to cli? does grub recognize its there? just be descriptive
Just posted right under you. Also, yes I have a separate /home, but all the programs and customization and repositories and video drivers....
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When you get to grub, edit the kernel you are using by highlighting it, and pressing e. At the end of the line "kernel /vmlinuz-......." type a 3 with a space before it, and/or remove "quiet" if it is there. The 3 will tell it to start in runlevel 3, which is non graphical mode, and the quiet will tell it to run in non-verbose, so removing that should show what's loading.
So "kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.35 ro root=LABEL=/ acpi=on rhgb 3" would be an example. Yours will look slightly different.

I believe it's enter, or maybe escape to save the changes, and press b to boot. See if that works.
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Just posted right under you. Also, yes I have a separate /home, but all the programs and customization and repositories and video drivers....
it was my understanding that most configuration files were stored in /home

thats why every single guide you read always tells you to seperate it to make re-installs crazy easy, youll still have to get the packages for your programs again, but configuration wont be a problem

idk how true this is exactly cause im always lazy and just use a single partition
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it was my understanding that most configuration files were stored in /home

thats why every single guide you read always tells you to seperate it to make re-installs crazy easy, youll still have to get the packages for your programs again, but configuration wont be a problem

idk how true this is exactly cause im always lazy and just use a single partition
That is true, and I do have a separate partition, it's the remembering what programs is the hard part.
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