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How can I get ecryptfs to mount ~/Private?

asked 2012-09-11 10:36:03 -0500

calbaker gravatar image

I just reinstalled Fedora 17, and I cannot get ecryptfs to mount my .Private/ to Private/. I tried the following based on the Fedora ecryptfs page:

sudo usermod -a -G ecryptfs username
ecryptfs-recover-private

This mounted private at /tmp/ecryptfs.xxxxxx. I then tried:

ecryptfs-mount-private

and this said something like encrypted directory not properly setup.

Any ideas?

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answered 2012-09-11 10:37:11 -0500

calbaker gravatar image

updated 2012-09-13 19:34:30 -0500

Apparently, all I needed to do was run

sudo usermod -a -G ecryptfs username
ecryptfs-mount-private

because everything was already set up in my home folder from my previous Fedora installation.

EDIT: I think this also may depend on making sure all software is up to date and rebooting.

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