[dm-crypt] please HELP - can't acces encrypted LVM after linux reinstallation.

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Sun Oct 30 18:32:30 CET 2011


On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 05:08:08PM +0100, Aleksander Swirski wrote:
> I fully agree. I managed to retrieve all crucial passwords (fortunately I
> remembered most of them and was able to reset the rest). The web pages I
> was working with are on servers, and many materials in my e-mail history.
> Older documents and most of the photos on some DVD's. After initial shock
> now I accept what has happened and I decided to work on my personality to
> change attitude towards taking unnecessary risk. There is no place for that
> if I want to be professional in what I do.

Indeed. But is is a learning process.
 
> I think this is a good idea, to try to put the message through, especially
> to less knowledgeable users, about the loose nature of the relationship
> between the pass phrase and the real cryptographic key, which does the
> whole job underneath.

Added to the FAQ, currently on the web, to be posted here
next week. And that you managed to get the most critical data
back means your system is essentially sound.

Arno

 
> Thanks to all.
> 
> On 29 October 2011 09:43, Arno Wagner <arno at wagner.name> wrote:
> 
> > You are welcome. And you learned something valuable, I doubt this
> > will ever happen to you again. In fact I learned to be careful
> > with a similar experience (no crypto involved though). I think
> > you will find that most people have learned to be careful with
> > data in some similar way. So don't feel to bad about it.
> >
> > Arno
> >
> > On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 07:14:27AM +1300, Aleksander Swirski wrote:
> > > it's my largest drive, but I will put this one aside and use another
> > > computer. i was tired, when i did that, didn't have clear mind. now I
> > have
> > > no idea, how possibly could I fix this, but it all happened because of
> > some
> > > mental pressure I felt. so I guess, now it's time to chill out. anyway, i
> > > feel bit better because You People :) cared enough to inform me and
> > tried to
> > > help me. it's greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > On 29 October 2011 06:20, Heinz Diehl <htd at fancy-poultry.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On 28.10.2011, Aleksander Swirski wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >  i made big mistake. at least I have plenty of space now ...
> > > >
> > > > Maybe, maybe not. I would strongly suggest that you make a low level
> > > > backup of your whole disk. Maybe there is something you didn't think
> > > > about right now, which suddenly comes up after a few days or weeks...
> > > >
> > > > _______________________________________________
> > > > dm-crypt mailing list
> > > > dm-crypt at saout.de
> > > > http://www.saout.de/mailman/listinfo/dm-crypt
> > > >
> >
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > dm-crypt mailing list
> > > dm-crypt at saout.de
> > > http://www.saout.de/mailman/listinfo/dm-crypt
> >
> >
> > --
> > Arno Wagner, Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform., CISSP -- Email:
> > arno at wagner.name
> > GnuPG:  ID: 1E25338F  FP: 0C30 5782 9D93 F785 E79C  0296 797F 6B50 1E25
> > 338F
> > ----
> > Cuddly UI's are the manifestation of wishful thinking. -- Dylan Evans
> >
> > If it's in the news, don't worry about it.  The very definition of
> > "news" is "something that hardly ever happens." -- Bruce Schneier
> > _______________________________________________
> > dm-crypt mailing list
> > dm-crypt at saout.de
> > http://www.saout.de/mailman/listinfo/dm-crypt
> >

> _______________________________________________
> dm-crypt mailing list
> dm-crypt at saout.de
> http://www.saout.de/mailman/listinfo/dm-crypt


-- 
Arno Wagner, Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform., CISSP -- Email: arno at wagner.name 
GnuPG:  ID: 1E25338F  FP: 0C30 5782 9D93 F785 E79C  0296 797F 6B50 1E25 338F
----
Cuddly UI's are the manifestation of wishful thinking. -- Dylan Evans

If it's in the news, don't worry about it.  The very definition of 
"news" is "something that hardly ever happens." -- Bruce Schneier 


More information about the dm-crypt mailing list