Encryption of installation - 2 questions

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 07:14:12 UTC 2014

2014-04-29 08:52, Nio Wiklund skrev:
> 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
> encrypted.
>> 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.
>> TIA
> 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.
> -o-
> 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 :-)
> Nio
Maybe this link will help you


Rememeber to backup your system before trying, because it is risky!

Best regards

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