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Old 03-18-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
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Problem with Encrypted Partition using LUKS on Debian

I had encrypted a partition in Debian6 KDE4 using LUKS.

Using the partition as a backup storage so do NOT want to automount it, therefore I have not added the encrypted partition (/dev/sda5) into /etc/crypttab or /etc/fstab

However, when booted into Debian, the partition is not shown in dolphin.

How can I mount it manually when I need to use it?
Old 03-18-2011, 03:04 PM   #2
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Just ran across this:
From my experiments it means you do:
cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdb1 bu-disk
mount /dev/mapper/bu-disk /media/backup
do what needs to be done, and then:
umount /media/backup
cryptsetup luksClose bu-disk
While searching for solutions i also found this:

hope this helps, good luck.


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