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How to manually copy home files on hdd from live-usb [duplicate]

For reasons I won't go into on this thread, I would like to simply backup the home files on my machine using live cd. I have downloaded a live usb, and am currently running on it now. I cannot boot ...
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Mounting encrypted LUKS partition from Live CD

Error to begin with, can't boot I had to do a hard reboot of my computer, and when booting up it (initramfs I think) gave an error: mount: mounting /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root on /root failed: ...
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External harddisk detected but not mounting

I have a WD MyPassport that is NTFS formatted with only 1 partition, and works perfectly fine on Windows. It was working well with Ubuntu until a few days ago (points 3 and 4 explains what changes I ...
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Opening LUKS encrypted drive in nautilus results in "operation cancelled"

I'm on a Ubuntu 16.04 computer with a LUKS encrypted drive trying to mount an old Ubuntu 16.04 LUKS encrypted drive. When I open the drive in Nautilus, after entering the correct password I get the ...
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How to access hard drive files from liveCD?

I don't know what files or file types are there on the hard drive nor do I know the file system in which the hard disk is written on. I am not able to view it in the home folder after booting from the ...
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How do I add myself back in sudo group in Encrypted HDD of 16.04 with Strict Security Policies?

I know the threads How do I add myself back as a sudo user?, Mounting encrypted LUKS partition from Live CD, ... This thread is about how to add a sudo user back without root and other strict security ...
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What does the -b switch for udisksctl do?

I had to mount an encrypted external hdd using the command-line earlier this evening. Thanks to these instructions I was successful, but I'm left wondering what the-b switch for the udisksctl command ...
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Accessing encrypted boot drive as extra drive

I created an encrypted 2TB boot drive using the standard method from an Ubuntu 16.04 LiveUSB. I am trying to access that 2TB drive from another system (also Ubuntu 16.04.3) which is running from 1TB ...
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Repair broken encrypted home

I've ran into following problem. I have split my disk into two partitions, one for / and one form /home. I've also encrypted /home. One beautiful day ubuntu reports upon boot some broken files, ...
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Why was home encryption dropped in the 18.04 installer?

You can no longer choose to encrypt your home directory with the Ubuntu 18.04 installer. Why? The official release notes for Ubuntu 18.04 state: The installer no longer offers the encrypted home ...
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Auto-mounting an encrypted USB hard drive [duplicate]

How can you configure a headless Ubuntu server to auto-mount an encrypted USB hard drive? I found this similar question, which explains how to mount the drive from the command line, but the author is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 drops into initramfs on boot after power loss

Following an unusual power loss (laptop punted to the floor...), Ubuntu 14.04 drops into initramfs on boot up and I'm unable to recover. After turning the system on, GRUB is displayed and after ...
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cannot mount luks-encrypted partition from live usb

For a while my Ubuntu hasn't been booting anymore as it tells me to update the microcode. I've asked about it here but wasn't able to resolve it. I had my hard drive encrypted so I've decided to focus ...
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Accessing one encrypted boot drive from another in 18.04

I recently made the jump from 16.04 to 18.04. I did a fresh install, including encrypting my entire drive, but now I am having problems that I did not have in 16.04. As a little background, I have an ...
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How to change access rights for /?

I accidentally changed access rights on / for my Ubuntu 16.04 using sudo chmod 466 /. I was supposed to change access rights for a file but instead I accidentally executed a chmod on / (root directory)...

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