Hard drive encrypted with Ubuntu, forgot password. Oops.
October 10, 2013 11:13 AM Subscribe
My netbook is running Ubuntu (11?). I set up hard drive encryption when I installed Ubuntu, and gave my hard drive the same password as my user account. Then I didn't use the netbook for several months and forgot the password. Help me make netbook go.
posted by momus_window to computers & internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
*I have the alphanumeric encryption key that I was told to save when I set up encryption.
*There's also no critically important data on the disk, overwriting it is fine. I just want to be able to use the computer again.
*Netbook is an asus eee pc from the seashell series.
*I tried to boot from a USB stick, but it didn't work.
*I am a noob, assume I need code provided for command line stuff.