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How can I decrypt my encrypted /home partition?

A year ago I installed Linux Mint 17 on my laptop. I partitioned the HDD and separated the system (/ mount point) and the data (/home mount point). I chose to encrypt the whole /home using the basic ...
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ecryptfs-recover-private deleted files?

After running ecryptfs-recover-private --rw ./ and doing some basic tasks on the mounted directory it seems that all files have been deleted somehow, yet the folder structure remains. This is very ...
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How can I manually decrypt the hard drive?

I've just switched to Ubuntu 12.04 one year ago and moved all my photos, documents, etc to the 1TB main hard drive that has been encrypted during the installation process - not LVM but only the home ...
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/dev/shm/ecryptfs-$USER-Private keeps climbing in Kubuntu 12.10 Install

I'm having a problem with an installation of Kubuntu 12.10 with an encrypted home directory. I've been trying to figure it out for several weeks. For transparency, I'll note here that I posted this ...
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Smart Cards and eCryptFS

I'm trying to integrate PKI keys on a smartcard (using OpenSC) with eCryptFS mounts in order to facilitate stronger authorization checks. Here's how I would encrypt the passphrase for the filesystem: ...
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How do I layer compression on top of encryption on top of BtrFS, per-file?

BtrFS should support this really, but it doesn't. So ECryptFS looks like it will fill the gap. The only thing is, how would I layer compression on top of this? Reasons for compression on top of ...
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eCryptFS automounting issue

I'm running Arch Linux and am trying to setup an encrypted folder with eCryptFS. I've followed the tutorial on Arch's Wiki for manual installation, it's actually working. The problem occurs when I try ...
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How does ecryptfs (FUSE filesystems in general) interact with buffer cache?

My assumption (which seems to be incorrect) was that ecryptfs (FUSE filesystems in general) used the following stacking mechanism: User code issues read() Kernel attempts to satisfy request from ...
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Use encrypted /home in fresh Debian created in Mint

I usually use my Linux Mint 15 installation on my PC. I have separate / and /home partitions. /home is encrypted with ecryptfs, which I did not configure myself, I just ticked the "encrypt home" when ...
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Superblock corruption on every boot

I have a Linux Mint 12 install on my laptop. Yesterday I powered it off like I always do and this morning when I started it I was greeted by an error screen. (Translated from Swedish) Fatal ...
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how to decrypt ecryptfs file with private key instead of passphrase

I have an encrypted share folder on my synology NAS DS413 (which uses ecryptfs). I can manually mount the encrypted folder and read the decrypted files without issue, using synologies GUI. For some ...
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How to avoid session login failure with ecryptfs

After encrypting my /home directory with the migrate-home ecryptfs-utils script I can't log in to an XFCE session on my Manjaro system from the normal login screen. If I try to, the session is ...
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Auto ecryptfs mounting only works after cloning

Weird problem, I have an auto ecryptfs setup on a machine. I have an init.d script which is setup to automount the ecryptfs. It was working at one point, and even now if I run the script directly it ...
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Shrinking directory sizes on an ecryptfs filesystem

The root directory of my ecryptfs filesystem has grown massively since I accidentally created many thousands of files in it. Now that I've deleted the files, I'd like to shrink the directory, as I ...
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Recreating a corrupted encrypted home folder

I encrypted my home folder (not the entire OS) when I installed Linux mint 17 on a VirtualBox VM and had no issues until I compiled a large program that exhausted the system swap, which the installer ...