Trying to recover Ubuntu encrypted home

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Sat Oct 9 06:47:39 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-10-09 at 01:34 +0100, seanh wrote:
> On 9 October 2010 00:59, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at> wrote:
> > ecryptfs-insert-wrapped-passphrase-into-keyring /home/.ecryptfs/seanh/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase
> Thanks. At what point should I enter that command? I've tried it
> before chrooting, after chrooting while root, and after chrooting as
> seanh, but my homedir is still not being decrypted and sometimes I'm
> still getting the "keyctl_search: Required key not available" message
> (sometimes not).

Sorry for the late reply.   You do it after you su - username and it
fails to mount your encrypted home partition.

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