After my laptop lost power last night, I logged on today to find my encrypted home directory not mounted. Since I have recently changed my login password, I used ecryptfs-rewrap-passphrase /home/.ecryptfs/$USER/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase to rewrap my passphrase, using my old login/ecrypt passphrase, and entering my new login/ecrypt passphrase. This had worked in the past. I logged out, and logged back in, and, no good home directory. I had forgotten about ecryptfs-mount-private, so I tried it again, but this time the screen went black and it just sat there for a while. I stupidly then just turned the laptop off. Then restarted, logged in, and this time tried ecryptfs-mount-private. I get: Enter your login passphrase: Error: Unwrapping passphrase and inserting into the user session keyring failed [-5] Info: Check the system log for more information from libecryptfs ERROR: Your passphrase is incorrect ...though I know I'm entering the correct passphrase.
When I did sudo ecryptfs-recover-private It did indeed find it: Inserted auth tok with sig [xxxxxx] into the user session keyring INFO: Success! Private data mounted read-only at [/tmp/ecryptfs.vZCfaWzw].
Ok, so what do I do next? Should I go into full recovery mode and copy the found directory to another disk, and start from scratch? Or should I try: ecryptfs-wrap-passphrase /home/.ecryptfs/$USER/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase ...hoping that I can give it the original mount password, and then my login password again. Or???
I'm a in a bit of a panic, and am worried I'm going to screw things up more. Any help would be most appreciated! The man pages are very terse and unclear.