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Old 03-04-2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy Recovering data from password encrypted volume


Hi,

I have installed fedora 11 in my system. While installing it asked me encrypted password which i passed. But I forgot that. Now the problem is whenever i boot my system before going to root itself it is asking for volume encrypted password, which as i told you i have forgot. Now i am not able to access my hard disk since it is completely locked. Is there any way to decrypt the password or unlock it. Or if that is not possible can data be recovered,which is my primary requirement..

Thanx in Advance
 
Old 03-04-2010, 08:48 AM   #2
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Please do not keep making multiple post with the same question.

Let's keep this one open.

Are you sure that it was a password in addition to the normal root and user passwords? (I am surprised that an installer would offer to encrypt volumes by default.)
 
Old 03-04-2010, 08:57 AM   #3
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Do you have backups ?
Because you won't get in without the password.
Next time use a key not a password. And keep a separate copy of the key, and the pass words for the key.

I should try remembering the password.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 06:17 PM   #4
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Hi,

I have installed fedora 11 in my system. While installing it asked me encrypted password which i passed. But I forgot that. Now the problem is whenever i boot my system before going to root itself it is asking for volume encrypted password, which as i told you i have forgot. Now i am not able to access my hard disk since it is completely locked. Is there any way to decrypt the password or unlock it. Or if that is not possible can data be recovered,which is my primary requirement..

Thanx in Advance
Posting the same question six times, in different forums, won't exactly endear you to anyone. That said, how do we know that you're SUPPOSED to be in that drive, or that it belongs to you, so why should we help you break a password?

The drive encryption is strong. Without the password, you're dead. Your only options are:
  1. Remember the password
  2. Format the disk and move on, paying more careful atteion in the future.
And if it's a fresh installation, Fedora 11 is a version behind...the latest is 12.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 07:17 PM   #5
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Encryption is very sensitive tool, you always must be sure of what your encrypt and how and also to not forget the password, but in the end people learn from mistakes so now if you still didn't remember the password, try to move on and install everything from beginning and also use backups of your harddisk files.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 10:48 PM   #6
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I've installed Fedora many times on many systems and don't ever recall an option to encrypt an entire file system during the install. Maybe I'm wrong?

Unfortunately, you may be out of luck. As Jack Handy said (I think) "If you ever drop your keys in a river of molten lava, forget it, 'cause man, they're gone."
 
Old 03-09-2010, 01:16 AM   #7
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Fedora DOSE NOT by default encrypt the boot partition or any other ,but One can encrypt it during install , though this is not the default .
there is a option in the gui installer for this

the /boot can also be password protected , to keep people from booting with a install disk .
I do that .

there are tools out there for cracking systems BUT unless you can PROVE you do own the drive/computer then we can not help to much -- this is for legal reasons--
 
  


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