Encrypted LVM partitions on Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04

Scott Edwards supadupa at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 16:32:03 MDT 2011

I'm not aware of anything unless ubuntu is special* in this regard. (*yes,
like the short bus kind)


On Sep 7, 2011 6:01 PM, "Charles Curley" <charlescurley at charlescurley.com>
> I recently bought a laptop, and installed Ubuntu 10.10 on it. I have
> since upgraded to 11.04. I used encrypted LVM.
> While doing bare metal backups, I learned that the partition with the
> encrypted LVM has a partition type of 83 (Linux ext), not 8e (Linux
> LVM). My bare metal backup code uses the partition type to determine
> how to handle a partition. It bombs trying to use dumpe2fs to get ext
> information from the partition, and rightly so.
> Before I go ahead and change the partition type, does anyone else see
> this? Is there any reason NOT to change the partition type?
> Thanks
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