need help removing/disabling LUKS disk encryption
fry.kun at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 20:52:31 UTC 2008
Amitakhya Phukan wrote:
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> Konstantin Svist wrote:
> | Hi all,
> | I've installed F9 with disk encryption to try it out -- and now I
> want to remove it.
> | Is there a way to just turn it off - revert to unencrypted
> partitions - without reinstalling the OS?
> | Also, I've heard there should be a way to specify a separate
> encryption password for the underprivileged user - how is this done in
> | Thanks
> man cryptsetup should answer your queries. there are links at the end
> of the manual you might wanna visit.
> when i had this problem ( i had encrypted my /home), i took a backup
> of /home, unmounted it, removed the encryption and remounted /home and
> got back the files and folders from the backup.
> as for your second question: i have a suggestion though i haven't
> tried that myself. when you alter an encryption key, the procedure is
> to create a separate key as, say key number 2, then disable the key
> number 1 and then use key number 2. you may try creating the key
> number 2, and not disabling key number 1, and then try mounting the
> file system using key number 2. if all is ok, then you can give the
> key number 2 to underprivileged user ... my answer is based on my
> thinking that you want to have a key for yourself and a separate key
> for others. is that so ?
> also, try to search in the fedora-list archives for encrypting a
> partition thread.. the discussions there will give you a good idea.
> the date is 12/24/2007.
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Thank you Amit,
Somehow, it was really hard finding a starting point.. It was all very
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