Originally Posted by Admiral Beotch
In your original post, you stated:
That is when you deleted your keyring file... Now that your gnome keyring has been restored, you are not able to mount the device as before?
Or am I missing something?
Basically, this has been the sequence of events.
1. Tired of entering password everyday.
2. Saved my password via Gnome.
3. Happy for many months.
4. Now, today, wanted the old feature back (of being prompted for password).
5. Installed gnome-keyring-manager per your suggestion.
6. Backed up my .gnome2/keyrings folder.
7. From within gnome-keyring-manager, deleted the one and only key/ring that. Was warned of this undo-able action but went ahead anyways: I was confident since I was using this password-save feature of Gnome only for this usb drive and not for anything else.
8. Power cycled my usb drive.
9. As expected, was prompted for password for the first time in many months.
10. Entered the password... without success!
11. Quit gnome-keyring-manager.
12. Quickly restored the backed up folder.
13. Still no success!
After a couple password entry attempt, the password dialog just quietly disappears. The device does not show as mounted (which I kind of expected). Btw, here's what the dialog looks like:
Title: "Unlock Encrypted Data (partition 1)"
The storage device WD2500JB External contains encrypted data on partition 1. Enter a password to unlock.
o Forget password immediately
o Remember password until you logout
o Remember forever