Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume

Whew... saved by the skin of teeth. The grub2 bootloader of my computer got corrupt. I was not able to boot into the computer and all was lost. For security reasons, I set up LVM with full disk encryption. Thereafter, each user's home folder was further encrypted with ecryptfs (the default you get when you … Continue reading Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume

Not able to install Resurrection Remix 5.8.3 after installation of XOSP Nougat on Sony Xperia ZR (dogo)

An IT person is not worth their salt, if they do not experiment with any equipment or device they lay their hands on. Here is my experience with the XOSP Nougat version for Sony Xperia ZR (dogo). I enthusiastically installed XOSP on my Sony Xperia ZR using this ROM file XOSP-OFFICIAL-20170527-dogo.zip, downloaded from the https://xosp.orgContinue reading Not able to install Resurrection Remix 5.8.3 after installation of XOSP Nougat on Sony Xperia ZR (dogo)

How to change UID & GID in Linux for any user

As the commands entered below have the potential to cause inaccessibility to files or data, make sure you have taken a data back up first. Once you have backed up your data, proceed as follows. Do not proceed further if you are not confident or aware of what you are doing. Proceed as below at … Continue reading How to change UID & GID in Linux for any user

How to enable and disable root user in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

If you ever need to enable the root user in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS linux installation, you can do so as follows:Open a terminal window and type the following commands:$ sudo su -c <enter># passwd root <enter> Enter a strong password and restart the computer. To make sure that you can login as root, open a … Continue reading How to enable and disable root user in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS