Re: Encrypted data partition and fresh install
If you can explain specifically what kind of arrangement you have set up there. somebody might be able to give you specific help.
Is there a link to a web page with a how-to or tutorial you followed for information about this 'encryption key'?
Maybe you will be the one teaching me a new trick. I know there is a lot I don't know yet.
You will need at least these two comamnds, (or at least those are the two commands that seem important for me I do it).
Once I go ahead with the install will it ask me for the passphrase or do I have to do that through a command?
The encryption is the standard Ubuntu encryption as set up in a previous install
You only need to run these once in a new install and then they will remain good for the life of the OS,
sudo apt-get install lvm2 cryptsetup
After running those two commands, look in your 'Places' menu for the encrypted partition.
sudo modprobe dm-crypt
When you click on it to try to mount it you should be prompted for your encryption password, but it will say something like 'failed to mount encrypted file system', and make you think it didn't work. Nevermind, go back to your 'Places' menu and look and hopefully you should see a new icon there for your encrypted file system, click on that one and now you should see your files.
Recently I have also needed to chmod the mount point for write permission, I'm not sure if there have been recent software changes or because I'm doing special experiments and tricks.
Last edited by Herman; June 29th, 2011 at 08:40 PM.
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