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Thread: Still trying to fix password issue

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Still trying to fix password issue

    I changed my password, and was unable to log on.
    I went into root area, and changed password there.
    When logging on, it kicks me back to main screen.
    I used ecryptfs-rewrap-passphrase /home/.ecryptfs/$USER/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase,
    It asked for old wrapping passphrase, which I assumed was my initial password.
    It asked for new wrapping passphrase (twice).
    I got an error: Unwrapping passphrase failed (-5).
    Info: Check the system log for more inforamtion from libecryptfs.
    How do I do that?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Still trying to fix password issue

    My first thought would be to do this:

    grep libecryptfs /var/log/syslog
    and see if anything comes up.

    The passphrase that it's asking for may actually be the long string of characters that comes up when initially setting up an encrypted disk, the one it tells you to copy down the first time you run it. It's been a while since the last time I set up an encrypted home though.


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