Encrypted disks, now I'm stuck @ login

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by rubirock, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2009
    Little Beirut
    mbp5,5 mid-09 2.26 ghz c2d, 8gb ram, 128gb Samsung 840pro ssd, 500gb wd blue, 10.8.2

    installed my solid state drive and got everything working fine. decided to encrypt all my various hard drives (two onboard, TM, carboncopy disk) and now I can't log in to my user account. It takes my password (eventhough i had it set to auto login) but then stalls for a bit before giving me an error like "unable to login to account due to and error," and sends me back to the login screen. I assumed permissions were messed up, but verifying/repairing both ssd and hd has yielded nothing. a quick search on apples site gave me nothing. I tried restoring to the TM image from yesterday, but same problem.

    I am suspicious that I f#cked something up when I was encrypting the ssd, as carbon copy informed me that I needed a recovery partition on the drive if I wanted to encrypt it, so I created one. now when I boot, there are two recovery partitions to choose from.

    Anyone have any suggestions before I reinstall osx, or try to restore to the carbon copy backup?
  2. macrumors 603


    Do you have your Home folder or any/all of its subfolders on an external disk, if so you are @#$%%&.

    If you get an error like that it mostly due to the system not finding the keychain in your Home Folder.
  3. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    Let's backup a bit... how did you encrypt the drive?

    Enter "diskutil list" (without the quotes) in Terminal and post up the output.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2009
    Little Beirut
    well, I afraid that's the case, JP. my home folder is on the hd, which was encrypted, and now the ssd with the os is unable to access the keychain for my login and i'm guessing i'm boned.

    as you requested (I have a fw timemachine disk and a usb carbon copy disk connected to the machine, both with multiple partitions attached)
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *128.0 GB   disk0
       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk0s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh SSD           127.2 GB   disk0s2
       3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s3
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk1
       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk1s1
       2:          Apple_CoreStorage                         499.2 GB   disk1s2
       3:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk1s3
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:     Apple_partition_scheme                        *1.3 GB     disk2
       1:        Apple_partition_map                         30.7 KB    disk2s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS Mac OS X Base System    1.3 GB     disk2s2
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *524.3 KB   disk3
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *524.3 KB   disk4
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *524.3 KB   disk5
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *524.3 KB   disk6
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *524.3 KB   disk7
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *6.3 MB     disk8
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *2.1 MB     disk9
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *1.0 MB     disk10
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *999.5 GB   disk11
       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk11s1
       2:          Apple_CoreStorage                         500.0 GB   disk11s2
       3:                 Apple_Boot Boot OS X               134.2 MB   disk11s3
       4:          Apple_CoreStorage                         129.4 GB   disk11s4
       5:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             784.2 MB   disk11s5
       6:          Apple_CoreStorage                         368.9 GB   disk11s6
       7:                 Apple_Boot Boot OS X               134.2 MB   disk11s7
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *524.3 KB   disk12
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *524.3 KB   disk13
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                            untitled               *1.0 MB     disk14
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:        CD_partition_scheme                        *804.4 MB   disk15
       1:     Apple_partition_scheme                         700.4 MB   disk15s0
       2:        Apple_partition_map                         32.3 KB    disk15s0s1
       3:                  Apple_HFS WD SmartWare            229.7 MB   disk15s0s2
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:                  Apple_HFS SSDclone               *129.0 GB   disk16
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *2.0 TB     disk17
       1:                        EFI                         209.7 MB   disk17s1
       2:          Apple_CoreStorage                         1.3 TB     disk17s2
       3:                 Apple_Boot Boot OS X               134.2 MB   disk17s3
       4:          Apple_CoreStorage                         666.5 GB   disk17s4
       5:                 Apple_Boot Boot OS X               134.2 MB   disk17s5


    all of the drives, apart from the ssd, I encrypted by picking "encrypt this disk" from the secondary click context menu. that option wasn't available for the ssd, but when I was poking around in carbon copy cloner, I did have the option to encrypt it, but only after I copied the recovery drive to it.
  5. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    JP is correct in his diagnosis. When you are trying to login it is looking for your user folders, which can't be located since they are encrypted.

    When encrypting the main OS drive, you want to do it through the security pref pane to enable Filevault.

    So let's see about getting you unencypted now. :)

    Disconnect all those external drives so you can focus on the two internals for now. Boot to one of the working recovery partitions then get into a Terminal session.

    Now enter "diskutil cs list" (without the quotes). That will list all volumes along with their UUID. It will look something like below for every volume.

    Make note of the ones that are encrypted and their UUID. Then for each volume run the command below substituting your password where it says password at the end.

    diskutil cs decryptvolume 4CC5881F-88B3-42DD-B540-24AA63952E31 -passphrase password
    That should unencrypt each volume and get you back in business.

    The CCC volumes will be different I believe. I think those are going to be encrpyted sparse bundles. If you don't need the data on them, it might be easier just to reclone after you get the main volumes fixed.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2009
    Little Beirut
    got it, will do.

    thank you! i'm off to try this now, i'll let you know how it works.
  7. rubirock, Jun 5, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013

    thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2009
    Little Beirut
    well, i'm running into a problem:
    Started CoreStorage operation
    Error: -69808: Some information was unavailable during an internal lookup
    I think that error may be due to a botched tm restore leading the hd volume to have the ssd name, so I'm restoring the image from my ccc clone and I'll try those decrypt commands once it's finished.
  8. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    Having any luck getting this sorted?
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2009
    Little Beirut
    yeah, well, after a bunch of unsuccessful attempts to get it working, I ended up using an external hd to boot and fix/reinstall osx on the ssd, then erased the hd and copied all the user files from the TM backup, and i was finally able to log back in! SSD and HD are now both successfully unencrypted thanks to your advice.

    now I'm thinking I need to move my user folder back to the ssd and just leave the downloads/docs/music/photos on the hd to avoid this (admittedly self-imposed) problem in the future. I just need to figure out exactly what needs to be moved back to the ssd before changing the home folder back to the ssd
  10. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glad you got if fixed up. Yeah, if your want to use encryption, I think having the user folder on the SSD is going to be a requirement. Maybe just your music and photos on the HDD would work for you like you said.
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2009
    Little Beirut
    again, thanks for all your help.
    I do plan to use filevault, but it will have to wait for at least a few days as I can't afford any more down time at the moment if something goes awry.
    i'll update when things are up and running
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2009
    Little Beirut
    Update: everything is working pretty well. Moved user folder back to the ssd and turned on FV2 for the SSD, then created symlinks for the downloads/docs/music/photos folders on the HD. Externals are all encrypted. Also, I gave up on TimeMachine and have started using CarbonCopyCloner exclusively, as TM wasn't cutting it.

    Only issue now is occasionally on reboot, it seems like it can't find the user folder (stock desktop backgrounds, one desktop instead of the 4 I have set up, etc.) so I end up having to reset PRAM for it to work properly as a simple reboot doesnt solve the problem. Any ideas?
  13. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    That still sounds related to your moving the Users folder around. Are you sure it is back on the main drive with permissions set properly and everything?
  14. rubirock, Jul 12, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2013

    thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2009
    Little Beirut
    unfortunately, I'm finding out that I've screwed something up.
    I still had a user folder at the root of my hdd, so i'm thinking that is what has caused my problem. The user on the HD was called "iq" and I recall naming the user on the SSD "IQ" when I reinstalled osx though I'm not sure it is case sensitive.
    I moved the downloads/docs/music/photos out of the "iq" folder and deleted it, then deleted the same folders on the SSD and replaced them with the new symlinks to the revised location on the HD.

    I attempted to boot into the recovery hd, but all that shows up is the SSD.

    Also, I have experienced a couple of kernel panics on reboot, though only the latest one is in the log
    Fri Jul 12 03:27:47 2013
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80026b7bd5): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f836ae578, type 13=general protection, registers:
    CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0xffffff80e4155000, CR3: 0x0000000005360000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660
    RAX: 0x0000000011778e4d, RBX: 0x01ffff8014539000, RCX: 0x000000007182352e, RDX: 0x0000000000000000
    RSP: 0xffffff80e994be50, RBP: 0xffffff80e994be60, RSI: 0x0000000000000002, RDI: 0xffffff8002c01ef0
    R8:  0x0000000000000001, R9:  0x00000000000003ff, R10: 0xffffffffffffffff, R11: 0x00000000ffffffff
    R12: 0xffffff8014539000, R13: 0xffffff8014158b00, R14: 0xffffff80144f8100, R15: 0x0000000000000001
    RFL: 0x0000000000010246, RIP: 0xffffff7f836ae578, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000000
    Fault CR2: 0xffffff80e4155000, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x0
    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff80e994baf0 : 0xffffff800261d626 
    0xffffff80e994bb60 : 0xffffff80026b7bd5 
    0xffffff80e994bd30 : 0xffffff80026ce4ed 
    0xffffff80e994bd50 : 0xffffff7f836ae578 
    0xffffff80e994be60 : 0xffffff8002a3181b 
    0xffffff80e994bea0 : 0xffffff8002a3133e 
    0xffffff80e994bf30 : 0xffffff8002a2d2d0 
    0xffffff80e994bf70 : 0xffffff8002a31e99 
    0xffffff80e994bfb0 : 0xffffff80026b26b7 
          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily(5.4.0)[C3094550-7F58-3933-A4F7-CD33AE83F8B9]@0xffffff7f83557000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.1)[9901C237-547C-3B52-99DE-C4870A19E2B5]@0xffffff7f82cc2000
    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
    Boot args: arch=x86_64
    Mac OS version:
    Not yet set
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64
    Kernel UUID: 69A5853F-375A-3EF4-9247-478FD0247333
    Kernel slide:     0x0000000002400000
    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8002600000
    System model name: MacBookPro5,5 (Mac-F2268AC8)
    System uptime in nanoseconds: 860083050
    last loaded kext at 293897671: com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver	3.0.1 (addr 0xffffff7f8480b000, size 16384)
    loaded kexts:
    at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch	3876
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    I am just going to try to repair osx with the ml image

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