How to recover with a full backup?

Volker Wysk post at
Sun Dec 10 08:58:05 UTC 2017

Am Sonntag, 10. Dezember 2017, 09:29:01 CET schrieb Volker Wysk:
> I've tried to access my root file system from a live session (an USB stick). The live session was plain, without LVM or encryption. The root file system is on encrypted LVM, created by the "Guided - use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM" choice in the "Disk Setup" step of the Kubuntu 16.04.3 installer. I wasn'a able to activate the volume group. Regardless of what I tried - vgchange -a y, vgchange, lvs, vgs, vgdisplay, pvs, pvdisplay - all the commands finished with no output. 
> So, again: How to access the root file system of the system which is to be recovered from backup?

Silly me! I've just forgotten to unlock the crypto partition first. %-(  I _can_ access the root file system from my USB stick, which doesn't use LVM, and thus doesn't yield a conflict of the volume group names.


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