View Full Version : [ubuntu] Computer Crashed. NEED Encypted Files On It!!!

February 4th, 2011, 04:51 AM
So I used to have an HP mini-tower, duel booted with Vista and Ubuntu 10.04. Then one day its motherboard decided to die. Unfortunate, but not the end of the world. What is the end of the world, however, is that I took the thing apart, powered the hard drive, plugged it in to a laptop via a USB converter, and tried to access my home files. They're encrypted (some option at installation I believe? I don't have the encryption password).

I need those files. I've tried following the instructions on this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1202286. But I get a "Cannot open device /media/[...] for read-only access." when I type in "sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /media/[...] crypt1". It doesn't help that I don't fully understand all the commands that thread dictates.

Back to the point. I need those files. Soon. Do I have any hope (excluding buying a new motherboard)? Any and all help would be hugely appreciated (as soon as possible if at all possible! please!!).