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help needed with encrypted xfs partition

Postby holm.K » 2017-04-29 18:17

hello,

after kernel panic I got stuck with encrypted xfs partition

i have my hexadecimal encryption key written & know the root password

I already have a clean install. can I mount and copy some files from old filesystem?

i tried to google it, but I cant figure out how and when to use the key

anything will help, even link to a man page I must have missed

thank you!

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Re: help needed with encrypted xfs partition

Postby phenest » 2017-05-07 10:37

holm.K wrote:after kernel panic I got stuck with encrypted xfs partition

What version of Debian?
holm.K wrote:i tried to google it, but I cant figure out how and when to use the key

What did you find from your Google search?
holm.K wrote:even link to a man page I must have missed

I have no idea what you have NOT missed to be able to guess what you DID miss. What have you looked at so far?
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Re: help needed with encrypted xfs partition

Postby Mute Ant » 2017-05-08 14:17

The command man cryptsetup is a readable starting point if the partition was encrypted using a Linux system.

https://gitlab.com/cryptsetup/cryptsetup/wikis/FrequentlyAskedQuestions

Just 'encrypted' tells only part of the story, there's 'plain' and 'LUKS' in Linux, for example, and other similar-but-different systems under Windows.
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