Ubuntu on Lenovo x61s - Help needed

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sun Sep 6 07:55:42 UTC 2015

On Sun, 2015-09-06 at 17:27 +1000, Peter wrote:
> I have used the bootabl4e CD.
> The system disk shows as a100Gbyte encrypted disk.

Before you keep experimenting, get an external USB HDD, connect it while
booted off the bootable CD, and take an image copy of your disk. If the
data on the disk is very precious to you, take two copies of it onto two
different disks.

Taking an image copy is very easy using dd, Assuming your original disk
is /dev/sdb when you are booted off the CD and that your external HDD is
on /media/peter/mydisk the command would look like this (run as root or
via sudo):

   dd if=/dev/sdb of=/media/mydisk/sdb.dat bs=10M

Be VERY VERY careful not to confuse "if" and "of"!

> It accepts the password but then says the disk does not have a recognisable file system.

Sounds like the password was wrong. What happens when you deliberately
enter an incorrect password?

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

GPG fingerprint: 3C41 82BE A9E7 99A1 B931 5AE7 7638 0147 2C3C 2AC4
Old fingerprint: EC67 61E2 C2F6 EB55 884B E129 072B 0AF0 72AA 9882

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