[ubuntu] Decrypting an encrypted home partition from outside of Ubuntu

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi there, I recently screwed up my Ubuntu install - very badly. There were a massive number of problems with it, and I had installed too much to try to retrieve it. I just want a clean install. So I've done that, but I have a problem. My files are still on the original partition, and they are in an encrypted home folder. I've tried looking at the readme text file, but I don't think its working. My question is - how can I get back my files without booting the original Ubuntu (it cant even boot up to a terminal tty!) Please do NOT try to help me fix my system - I've screwed it up very badly t (Hardware)