Using the Disks application:
In Ubuntu 18.04 or newer there is the possibility of using (Gnome) Disks. Thanks for the hint, Greg Lever, after clicking around I found what Greg mentioned:
- Open Gnome Disks.
- Choose/Click on the main physical hard drive in the left panel.
- Click on the LUKS encrypted partition, in this example it is Partition 3:
- Click on the edit icon (cogs, gear wheels) and choose "Change Passphrase".
Or using the command-line:
Here is the answer that worked for me, after Hamish helped me to realize my typo.
WARNING (for older Ubuntu versions, newer (e.g. 19.04) should be bug-fixed but be careful anyway): If you only have one key and remove it before adding another, you will render your disk inaccessible after rebooting! This also means you can not add a new key anymore afterwards. Thanks waffl and khaimovmr for these helpful comments.
First, you need to find out which is the encrypted LVM partition, it may be sda3, but it can also be sda5 (default on Ubuntu LVM), sdX2, ...:
To add a new password, use
sudo cryptsetup luksAddKey /dev/sda3
To remove an existing password, use
luksRemoveKey, by typing the passphrase to remove:
sudo cryptsetup luksRemoveKey /dev/sda3
View currently used slots of the encrypted partition (make sure at least one slot is shown):
sudo cryptsetup luksDump /dev/sda3
Cited from this blog. Thanks.
Be aware: Flimm experienced that Ubuntu's system keyboard layout changed from Dvorak to Qwerty. You cannot see which keyboard layout you are using (bug #1862656) and you cannot choose to display the password (bug #1862654). Also, you only get three tries before being forced to wait for 60 seconds (bug #1862660). Thanks flimm for the helpful comment!