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Old 04-06-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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ERROR: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly


I performed an upgrade from Kubuntu 9.1 to 10.4 Beta 1. There was an error and now I can no longer access my encrypted home directory. When I try to mount it I get the message 'ERROR: Encrypted private directory is not setup properly'. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 04-06-2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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Read the release notes for clues.

Run "sudo file -s <device>" to examine information about the /home partition. If it is a Luks partition you can try using cryptsetup to map a decrypted device. E.g.: cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda6 cr_home

If this works, make a backup. You have the option to recreate you /home partition and restore.
 
Old 04-06-2010, 11:18 PM   #3
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You may have better luck using the rescue mode of your old Ubuntu version.

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