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    Access encrypted hard drive via live usb

    Hi, my linux partition is out of commission, but I want to access my hard drive to copy over my old documents. So I boot into a LiveUSB, mount my ubuntu partition, and then cd to my home directory, but I can't open it. I get "permission denied." I encrypted my whole home directory and know the password, but how do I "decrypt" it or login as the partition's root so I can access the documents that way. I'm booted into the USB, but can't access the home directory. I get "You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of 'jake'". Any ideas?
    I have 11.04 installed on my partition
    Last edited by 1dbzfanjake; May 18th, 2011 at 12:44 AM.

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