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Old 05-17-2018, 04:47 PM   #1
A4refill
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Linux Mint With Full Disk Encryption Wont Boot


Hi guys

Today when browsing the internet with about 30 or more tabs open in Firefox my computer became unresponsive and crashed. I waited a bit to see if it would work and i could hear a faint grinding sound for a few seconds.

Tried rebooting and it wouldn't boot. It lets me type the decryption password but fails after. Here is what happens

https://youtu.be/tHav2zJu2P0

Bad sectors?

Is it possible to recover the data? I had 8k in my bitcoin wallet with no backups. Okay i never bought it for 8k lol but its worth that right now. About 500gb of data needs recovering but not all important.

Please help!
 
Old 05-17-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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Hi A4refill,

Welcome!

Any of a number of things could help, but it's impossible to tell which, because you haven't said how you encrypted the disk. I couldn't read very much of your video, because it was too small. You probably have a lUKS partition, so you could open it with the Knoppix live cd.

You would use the program cryptsetup.
Code:
$ cryptsetup open --type luks /dev/sda5 some_name
Then it will prompt for your password/phrase. After you unlock it you have to mount it. The device should be at /dev/mapper/some_name. Just mount that somewhere.

I don't know how much you know. So, ask more questions if you wish.
 
  


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