Encryption of installation - 2 questions

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 06:52:38 UTC 2014

2014-04-29 08:30, farinet at arcor.de skrev:
> Am 29.04.2014 06:58, schrieb Nio Wiklund:
>> Maybe this link will help you find it (if you are using 'encrypted home')
>> http://bodhizazen.net/Tutorials/Ecryptfs/
> Thanks for the link! But it's not really what i need.
> Actually, i'm mainly preoccupated for the samsung (on which i lost the
> passphrase). So, my question is: Is there a way to
> a) establish if encryption is active or not?

Log in as another user (for example as root via recovery boot) or boot
from an external drive, and look at your home directory. It should be

> b) to annulate the encryption (i think that might be possible for me,
> als logged in user, since i presume the passphrase is somewhere stored
> in the key; since i'm logging in automatically - as user.
I don't know the way to do this. I think you can find it in or via Bodhi
Zazen's tutorial or at some other web page, that you find if you browse
for 'ubuntu encrypted home' or 'ecryptfs howto' or something like that.


There is always a crude way to do it: While logged in so that you see
the files and directories, copy them to another directory (outside your
home directory), and they will remain without encryption.

Good luck :-)

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