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[ale] password for encrypted home dir
I /thought/ I had only encrypted my home dir but when I saw that
ecryptfs wasn't even installed I figured sumpin' was amiss. After a
little searching on Ask Ubuntu I found out how to see if there were any
encrypted devices present, blkid, which showed me this:
And then it all started coming back to me. So yes, I did set it up to
encrypt the whole drive. I then used
$ sudo cryptsetup --dump-master-key luksDump /dev/sda6
which simply gave me a chance to test whether I correctly remembered my
password since it prompts for it. Yes, I did. Phew!
Although I like that my laptop has been running stable for 157 straight
days, sometimes its good to reboot just for the practice!
Thanks again all.
On Thu, 2013-11-21 at 09:59 -0500, Michael H. Warfield wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-11-20 at 19:38 -0500, Tim Watts wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have an encrypted home dir (Ubuntu 12.04 lts) and I'm 95% sure I
> > remember the correct password. Of course, I don't want to reboot unless
> > I'm 100% sure of it. I think there's a command to check this (or at
> > least reset it). Can anyone give me a pointer?
> Encrypted home directories in Ubuntu are eCryptfs (not LUKS). You can
> have all of /home encrypted this way, your entire
> individual /home/$LOGIN encrypted this way, or a subdirectory
> of /home/$LOGIN/.Private encrypted. Each has it's only level of
> complexity (3rd one being the easiest and the second being pretty groady
> with PAM involved). You can also manually encrypt other directories.
> Is it just your private home directory that's individually encrypted or
> the entire /home directory encrypted? If it's your pirvate home
> directory that's individually encrypted and all the PAM modules are
> correctly in place, it should track your user login password, unless
> you've don't something unusual to change it.
> Might try some of the commands here:
> Try adding a passphrase. If it works, you have the passphrase and a
> backup passphrase.
> Just in case...
> > Thanks.
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