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Thread: LUKS partition is lost!

  1. #1
    LooneyLynn NNTP User

    Angry LUKS partition is lost!

    Hello,

    I recently setup my OpenSUSE system with a LUKS parition as home directory. Today I reinstalled the system to downgrade to 32-bit instead of 64-bit. the LUKS partition was not detected by YAST. My new system is now setup but I have no clue how to recover my LUKS partition (it is still there with all data). The partition manager does not allow me to define a mount point... and without that step cryptsetup can not uncrypt the partition...

    I googled about that problem but even if there are many people who seem to have the same problems, I couldn't find any solutions!

    what can I do now to recover it????

  2. #2
    LooneyLynn NNTP User

    Default Re: LUKS partition is lost!

    Uh...

    I found a solution, because CryptSetup doesnt seems to need a mounted partition:

    cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda3 restore
    mkdir /restore
    mount /dev/sda3 /restore

    ... and now save data :-)

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