Matt Berlin on 1 May 2012 16:29:09 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] go ahead and encrypt that HOME partition....

I so would have done this. +1

On May 1, 2012 7:27 PM, "Art Alexion" <> wrote:
Yeah, I once thought encrypting a desktop computer was a good idea.  It was so easy.  So seamless.

Well, it was so seamless that i forgot it was encrypted.  I was so smart that I forgot that it was encrypted when I remembered that I carefully and purposefully made sure that /home was on a separate partition so that I could do a fresh OS install while preserving my home folders.


The encryption keys were stored in the / partition which I overwrote with the new install.  I lost stuff I can never replace.

Security that keeps the owner out is not really security.

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 3:19 PM, jeff <> wrote:
Trying to mount old (encrypted) HOME dir to new install of 12.04.

I follow these easy directions:

and damn near successfully mount the directory.

I mounted *something* but all the folders say

No errors in logs to indicate there is a problem.  I'm guessing it thinks it's still encrypted.

Also tried ecryptfs-mount-private but it keeps telling me
Encrypted private directory is not setup properly

tried ecryptfs-recover-private
(from syslog) Mount on filesystem of type eCryptfs explicitly disallowed due to known incompatibilities

Tried Googling the errors but I seem to be chasing my tail.

Suggestions welcome and thank you.

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