External hdd log in error message

joeyeatsfruit2

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EXTERNAL HDD:
- no OS
- encrypted with Luks

I went to open my ext hdd and typed the following command: "sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda /name" and got the following, troubling message: "WARNING: Locking directory /run/cryptsetup is missing".

I did not continue. I have been using my ext hdd everyday with no message like this before.

Can someone decrypt this message for me?
Thanks.
 

mohittomar13

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I never used Luks before but there must be some passphrase that got generated when you first encrypted the drive, try that, the disk might get decrypted. I hope you have a backup of the data.
 

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