[dm-crypt] LVM on LUKS: volumes missing

fauno fauno at partidopirata.com.ar
Tue May 31 16:54:35 CEST 2016


On 31/05/16 09:52, Robert Nichols wrote:

> Take a look at the decrypted volume with "hexedit -s". It should start
> out with mostly binary zeros with a little data including the ASCII
> string "LVM2" at the start of a few of the sectors. Starting at about
> the 10th sector there should be a lot of ASCII text. (It's a copy of the
> corresponding file in /etc/lvm/backup, though without the fancy
> formatting.)
> 
> If you're seeing random-appearing binary junk there, then the volume is
> not be decrypted properly. If it's just some of the early sectors that
> are clobbered and the text starting at the 10th sector is intact, then
> this should be recoverable.
> 

i've tried reading `hexedit` both on the closed and opened partition and
everything seems to be random junk.  `strings` also can't find anything
resembling LVM data.


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