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Offline tbayhawks

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Encrypted Hard Drive By Mistake!!!
« on: January 28, 2016, 01:54:41 PM »
Hello linuxsolved,

not sure if this is the right place to post this...but I have a issue I cannot solve and I'm phishing for the best resources so I can fix my problem and any other problems that the future entails related to Linux.  So somehow I encrypted a hard drive by mistake I know Ubuntu doesn't use LUKS by default but now my files are stuck on this encrypted hard drive and I can't access them.  Even better, the mother board on the laptop the hard drive was in has now failed.  I'm sure I can boot into Ubuntu on a Desktop system with a live CD...I think anyways but still now that is encrypted am I screwed royally?

(btw I have a bitcoin .dat file on the hard drive) plz don't judge me live and learn... thanks guys looking forward to hearing any feed back

from your friends at tbayhawks

Offline dalek

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Re: Encrypted Hard Drive By Mistake!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 08:42:02 PM »
I'm not sure if this will help but I've never used encrypted stuff before.  I can use google a bit tho.  ;-)

https://alvinabad.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/how-to-recover-a-luks-encrypted-disk/ 

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/rescue-an-encrypted-luks-lvm-volume.html 

From what I read on those, if you have forgot the password, you may be out of luck. 

Hope that helps.