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Because I am using one of the new WD disks I am trying to aling my root partition with the real sectors, as described here:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop/Problem-with-WD-Advanced-Format-drive-in-LINUX-WD15EARS/m-p/10920#M631

So I copied all files to a temp location, deleted my partition (/dev/sda3), recreated it a few cylinders later (same name) and copied the files to the newly created partition. But now when I try to boot, I get my old grub menu but after selecting my kernel version it hangs... Any idea how I can fix it?

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It just hangs with no error message? –  edk May 15 '10 at 22:40
    
The only error message I get is "Loading Linux 2.6.32-trunk-686 ...", no error message –  Grzenio May 16 '10 at 6:27
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first, edit the command line in grub (there are directions) and remove the words quiet and splash then tell me what is printed

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Fixed now - the problem was that the partitions UUID has changed as an effect of my actions so I had to update /boot/grub/grub.cfg with the new ids, which I got by running (as root):

blkid
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