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How to mount LUKS encrypted partitions manually

In the last days I played a bit with Slackware Linux on my netbook. But I play a bit too much and I had to recover some important files from my home folder but it is encrypted. The system wasn’t able to boot successfully. I had to boot from an usb-stick. But the problem was to decrypt the partition with my home folder.

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How to mount a LUKS encrypted partition on boot

In order to automatically mount a LUKS encrypted partition on boot you have to find out its universally unique identifier (UUID) first. Open a root shell and enter
$ blkid
The program lists all mounted volumes and their UUIDs. Read the rest of this entry