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  1. #1

    Resetting Encrypted Partition


    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,


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

  3. #3
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    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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