[dm-crypt] LVM on LUKS: volumes missing

fauno fauno at partidopirata.com.ar
Thu Jun 2 14:57:57 CEST 2016

On 31/05/16 11:54, fauno wrote:
> 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.

i'm guessing silence means no one wants to give me the bad news :P


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