I've decided to go back to Fedora after being on Ubuntu for a while. Thankfully I have just done the upgrade to 11.04 so the warning it gave me about it encrypting some things was fresh in my mind, but now has me worried that I won't be able to access my data when I install Fedora.
I've tried a live CD of Fedora 15 and sure enough, I cannot access my home directory of the Ubuntu installation. I made a note of the encryption key that was generated for me, but I just jotted it down very quickly so I'm wondering,
Is there any way to view my encryption key again to check I wrote it down correctly?
If I have the encryption key, will I be able to decrypt from Fedora, or is it tied to my Ubuntu installation?
Is there a way to decrypt my home folder before installing Fedora, so this isn't an issue?
Will Ubuntu's encryption process have encrypted anything else apart from my home folder? (Anything I'm likely to forget to backup?!)
(Has anyone had any experience of this process before? How did it go?)
I will of course take a backup of my home folder anyway, which you may think makes this question a little pointless, but I'd like to know for future reference and to ensure that I don't get caught out with any nasty surprises.
Thanks for your help.