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skidvicious 12-02-2015 07:22 AM

Access To Encrypted SSD Partition With Native Password in SSD>SATA Enclosure
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i recently suffered a motherboard failure with my 3rd generation Carbon X1 ultrabook.
after concluding that replacing an integrated motherboard was beyond my kung fu, (found
no how-to vids on youtube) i set about the task of trying to recover my data from the
dual boot mini SSD.

to make a long story short, i managed to salvage everything from the windows side of
the equation but since i elected to encrypt the linux side, so far i have been unable
to access any of the data there. i can see the entire file structure and navigate most
of it but obviously, the /Home folder is off limits.

is merely knowing the password enough to gain access via some esoteric bash string or
is it more involved, or am i just going to have to buy another freaking X1...?

any help greatly appreciated.

syg00 12-02-2015 07:47 AM

It pays to understand what you are using. Makes recovery possible/easier.
ecryptfs is not used to encrypt a partition, but merely a directory. Have a read of this to get your data mounted. Backups might be a good idea too.

jefro 12-02-2015 05:47 PM

Is this how you encrypted it?

skidvicious 12-03-2015 12:51 PM

hello, thanks for responding. i vaguely recall opting for an encrypted fs during the installation. it is not something i would have done outside of that context.

skidvicious 12-03-2015 12:52 PM

hey, thanks for providing a clue for the clueless here. i guess i should have realized the whole partition wasn.t encrypted when i was able to navigate most of it. duh. anyway, thanks again for the help.

jefro 12-03-2015 05:40 PM

You can't be vague about trying to access it. :)

Does this ring a bell?

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