[SOLVED] URGENT - How to recover an encrypted partition? Need Help
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URGENT - How to recover an encrypted partition? Need Help
I have encountered the following problem:
I have updated to Ubuntu 12.10 recently and - as I have no possibilty to burn a bootable CD/DVD - I did this by using UNetBootin over WinXP.
In order to mount the target-drive I installed UnetBootIn at the MBR of the second (external) HD.
This Disc did contain also an encrypted Partition with my Data-Backup in it.
When I finished installtion I found that both Ubuntu and WinXP show the Partition as not used, so I was
not able to mount it either.
My question now is how to recover the partition, I have learned that running dd over an encrypted partition is not a very smart thing to do.
Also I do not have enough disc-space to copy an image of the whole disc. I would have to copy that partition to another partition on the same disc. Is that possible anyway? I guess with the right offset it should work. Agree?
Any other solutions?
Is the small size shown as Luks partition, because this only is the Luks-Header? How can I acces that without mounting the disc?
I have had testdisc run over the relevant disc. This is an excerpt from the log-file: