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Old 07-30-2005, 07:33 AM   #1
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Encrypted ReiserFS partition corrupted... What now?

First of all, the distro in question is suse 9.2 and the encrypted partition was created with YaST partition module. If that makes a difference.

The problem is that i can no more mount an encrypted reiserfs partition after a rather violent reboot occured. On boot i get prompted for passphrase, enter it (the correct one, that is) and get this:
Please enter passphrase for /dev/hdd1
An error occured. Maybe the wrong passphrase was
entered or the file system on /dev/hdd1 is corrupted.

Do you want to retry entering the passphrase ...? ([yes]/no)
fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
And as the passphrase is correct (yes, I'm very sure), the filesystem is corrupted. So reiserfsck to the rescue. Or not.

reiserfsck cannot find the fs superblock and I'm not really sure if it even should. I really don't know anything about encrypted reiserfs and how it works so I thought trying to repair that could be a mistake. Am I right?

So how is it that I can manually check/rebuild the filesystem?

Probably this is a physical hardware problem, but I just have to know. Thanks in advance.
Old 07-31-2005, 03:51 PM   #2
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I did a quick google and came up with the following:

good luck !!!!


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