locating fsck.crypto_LUKS and unlocking a encrypted volume

asked 2015-09-16 23:26:10 -0600

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Several years ago I installed Fedora 17 or 18 on a parrtion and Encrypted my home partition on the system. After a crash whereby the system froze when I attempted to use it the following day after waiting several hours for it to unfreeze trying various break sequences such as CtrL-C CTRL+ALT+Backspace CTRL+ALT+DEL and Esc. I was forced to power down and reboot and unable to get into this encrypted partition snce. I had some of my medical records on it and now need to recover them unfortunately.

The partition when I try to mount it asks for a program called fsck.crypt_LUKS. I still have the original password

Has anybody else expierienced this problem and how did you recover?

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What is your mount sequence ? Do you open the luks layer (and lvm2 if you use it) ?

You can have a look at these 2 posts : http://serverfault.com/questions/375090/using-fsck-to-check-and-repair-luks-encrypted-disk and http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-287069.html

yolo gravatar imageyolo ( 2015-09-17 07:09:56 -0600 )edit