My Ubuntu 11.04 machine uses LUKS encryption for root, swap and home. A routine fsck -n revealed a set of errors I need to repair. fsck requires to unmount the partitions. Before luks I would simply boot from a USB stick and fix run fsck from there. What are the steps to do that for LUKS encrypted partitions?
The exact method depends on how you have setup luks, and if you have LVM on top of luks or if you just have a filesystem within the luks volume.
If you don't have LVM in addition to luks then you would probably do something like this.
If you used the LVM on LUKS option providied by the Debian/Ubuntu installer, then you'll need to start up LVM. So
You need to open the LUKS volume first.
This'll ask you for the password, then create
will remove the