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I can't boot into Windows XP, just Linux. I can't input the encrypted password unless I'm in Linux. I get this message: Unable to mount device
Error locking device: cryptsetup exited with exit code 255:device-mapper: remove ioctl failed: Device or resource busy. No key available with this passphrase.
I put in the encrypted password, then after su as root,
Linux is still locking LVM 2 which is Windows XP.
I was just trying to get into Windows XP to update some software, but this happens.
If you can't boot into Windows after a fresh install of Fedora then likely grub is pointing to the wrong partition. Typically, the Windows stanza in the grub menu, after a fresh install, is something on the order of
I guess I have to reinstall Fedora 12 again? but without encryption passphrase enabled?! Maybe that could solve this headache?
I used to be when I boot it'll go and have the LUKS in the startup screen, then I'd put in the passphrase, then I'd let it load then I'll be able to choose Linux or Windows, and it'll work. But now I can't type in the passphrase UNTIL AFTER I'm in Fedora?!
Will getting rid of encrypted passphrase this way turn Linux into Windows[an unstable system where you can hack or crack into anytime]?
I tried all suggestions: reinstalled without encryption, changed (hd0,0) to (hd0,1) for Other [Windows LVM] but still Windows XP won't come up, just the same error message I've posted before or it'll just go back to the startup screen.
I have both systems already loaded onto separate hard drives?!
Now, system won't boot & load with grub menu, but instead with startup screen where I have to click F12, then Secondary drive, before it loads with grub, but now i can only load FC12, not Windows?!
From grub menu, if I choose, Other to get into Windows, it'll go, but ends with Windows start menu with options: Load Windows normally, Load Windows with Safemode, last known working Windows. Doesn't matter what i pick, it'll restart and go back to the splash screen with Dell, then I'll have to make a selection at Start up menu to choose hard drive, etc... AGAIN & AGAIN?! Again?
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root
# initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
title Fedora (188.8.131.52-127.fc12.i686.PAE)
kernel /vmlinuz-184.108.40.206-127.fc12.i686.PAE ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet