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  1. #1

    Resetting Encrypted Partition


    Hi,

    I use a Knoppix 7.7 installation on a USB stick.
    It has an encrypted partition /dev/sdb2 which is mounted at startup.
    For some reason (don't want to go into much detail here) I have f....ed up that installation. Whenever I enter the password to mount sdb2 at startup, KDE won't start any more (constant resets).

    When I refuse to enter the password, Knoppix is booting clean with its default settings and works fine.

    Now my question:
    Can I somehow reset the settings on the permanent partition and overwrite them with the default values?
    I'd like to avoid installing the whole USB stick from DVD.

    Best regards,

    Nachtkrapp

  2. #2
    Not sure. Have you tried gparted?

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    Do you know what encryption tool was originally used to encrypt that partition on the thumb drive?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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