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Acces ecryptfs home folder of other local Linux installation?

I'm dual booting Ubuntu and Elementary OS. Is there a way I can auth myself as a Elemantary OS user and access my files under Ubuntu home folder and vice-versa?
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Duplicity Error accessing possibly locked file

I am experimenting with Duplicity. I am trying to backup my home directory to a local directory: duplicity --no-encryption /home/user file://home/user/backuptmp When I run this, I notice a few ...
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running python packages from user local directory

I'm on a Shared hosting, with a limited SSH access. don't have sudo privileges. And there are some limitations on some folders, as the following: This is the output of the termial ls -al : drwx--x-...
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Apps are looking for $HOME, literally [closed]

After a power outage my user settings appeared to have vanished. However, my home folder was apparently fine, except that there was a new folder called $HOME in there. After some fiddling I noticed ...
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Multiple sftp users and access to a /var/www subdirectory

I have some users on my Ubuntu server with vsftpd installed. The server is used as web server and has a shared sftp directory that is accessed by public clients (by giving them the user and password). ...
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Google Chrome fails to start

This is the error I get when I run google-chrome in the terminal: [0505/065554:ERROR:nss_util.cc(94)] Failed to create /home/pipi/.pki/nssdb directory. [0505/065554:ERROR:nss_util.cc(94)] Failed to ...
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Not being able to change permission of home folder from root to <username>

I have three partitions on my laptop one for storage one for windows and the other one for ubuntu. I changed my home folder using this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving ...
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Clean Kubuntu 15.04 install - How do I include make my old home partition from 14.04 as new /home

Basically I want to use my old home partition as my new home following a clean install of kubuntu 15.04 over the old kubuntu 14.04 partition. Because of all the data there. I understand that it will ...
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Home folder keeps re-opening

So I click on my file cabinet button at left, home folder comes up (OK). I access whatever drive I like, then minimize the new folder (OK). Click the file cabinet button again to restore the folder, ...
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Tried to move /home to new hdd, ended up deleting /home

Installed ubuntu to a new computer with one SSD and one HDD. The OS naturally I installed on the SSD. after using it for a week or so, configuring everything and downloading stuff I decided it's time ...
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errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home

I'm having a problem with booting into my Ubuntu computer. The screen stuck at boot with the message errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home. After that, I enter the command ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with an already existing encrypted home

The issue is to upgrade a Ubuntu system mounted with an encrypted home (on a seperated partition) which then cannot be decrypted/mounted with the exact same passphrase on a new fresh installed Ubuntu. ...
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Can't access my encrypted home folder

My problem is the following: I decided to do an apt-get dist-upgrade. At first it said that it had to remove a lot of programs, which seemed a little suspicious, but I trusted the upgrade system. I ...
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How to change directory for $HOME

My home folder (~ and $HOME) points to /home/user , how do I change this directory? I tried HOME=/new/dir But this only works until I start a new shell. I also tried looking for definitions ...
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Recover encrypted home folder after reinstallation

Yesterday I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 over Ubuntu 14.04 and now I am not able to decrypt my home folder. I had two separate partitions: / and /home. I formatted my / partition but kept ...
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User Home directory encryption - files that must remain un-encrypted like authorized_keys

Before we get to far, my question is: If this is the wrong way, or I'm doing it wrong, what is the right way? Pursuant to this howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedHome So I see this ...
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What are the default permissions of directories in home (Desktop, Downloads, etc.)

I accidentally ran chmod 777 * in my home folder and it changed all the directory permissions (but not for the files). How can I undo this?
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Delay mounts after encrypted home folder is ready

I have set up a few bind mounts in fstab, mounting one folder in my home directory to another (AeroFS no sym-link circumvent). My home folder is encrypted. When the system boots up, it attempts to ...
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does kubuntu have a /home/ubuntu

Does kubuntu have a /home/ubuntu directory or a /home/kubuntu directory? if it has a /home/kubuntu directory, is it possible to rename this to /home/ubuntu without negative side effects? Sort of ...
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Recovering Encrypted Home Directory With Ecryptfs - Passphrase not working

My computer recently failed and I'm now trying to recover files off my external SATA SSD via LiveUSB. I don't remember encrypting my computer, but I'm receiving the ACCESS_YOUR_.... file when ...
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How to log in after attempting to change my username with mv?

I wanted to change my username on my computer running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried sudo mv old name/ new name/ in home. I restarted and now I cannot log in. I enter my password and nothing happens. It is ...
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Deleted home folder on ubuntu server 12.04

I was tired two days ago and I accidently deleted my home folder on my VPS. I just rmed it like a retard. Don't ask me why. It's the first time something like that happened in 3 years. I do not care ...
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Can't log in after change home directory

I logged in as root in the console and ran this : usermod -d /mirror florencia The folder mirror is located in /mirror
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How does one change the default directory for R version 3.0.2 to a user specified directory in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have just started using R and want to change the default directory from '/home' to a user specified one.
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java -home , Unrecognized option: error to create java virtual machine

My Ubuntu was OK. After trying to install Hadoop, I get this error. Why? java -home Unrecognized option: -home Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine. Error: A fatal exception has ...
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SymLink for “/home/martin” in another disk of same machine

I'm looking for a solution for the problem like below. What ever file or DIR that i put in /home/martin DIR, should land in /home-extended/martin DIR. Reason behind this, is /home DIR has only 2 GB ...
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split /home partition for program-created user-specifiec files and user created files?

/home normally contains files created by a user (e.g. text files, pdf, mp3, mp4,...), and files (mostly user-specific) created by some program (e.g. .emacs, .mozilla, .bashrc, ...). Is it better to ...
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Unable to compile INTEL 82599 driver on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to compile the drivers on my machine and I am getting the following errors: ~/ixgbe-3.21.2/src$ make install make -C /lib/modules/3.13.0-46-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/nandan/ixgbe-3.21.2/...
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Apache2 read home folder directory when main domain is in /var/www

I am setting a lab for students to create webpages this is the setup I currently have: I am a little new to setting up a web server, so please bear with me :-) OS - Ubuntu 14.04, Apache main domain ...
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Kubuntu not booting after reboot

I am running Kubuntu 14.04, and it was working perfectly fine until the home partition got filled to 100% (my / and /home are on two different partitions). Many applications began throwing errors ...
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How do I merge two Home folders into one after reinstalling Ubuntu?

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04.2. During installation, I picked another user-name for my profile. I ended up with two Home folders, and after installation, I could not see my old files that ...
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Attempted to move home folder back to original ext4 partition and now can't start session

When I initially installed Ubuntu a couple years ago (12.04), I was dual-booting and made the mistake of moving my home directory to a an NTFS partition. I later discovered this was why pulse audio ...
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Home folders accessible to other users and should not be, how to fix?

Why are my home folders accessible by other users on the same system by default? I understand that I can change the permission of the home folders but want to know why this happened? I have done ...
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Spread /home partition over two drives?

I have two 160GB drives on my laptop - sda and sdb. Is there any way to create a /home partition with more than 160GB? I tried to create a /home partition on both drives, but then it told me that I ...
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Are there files and folders within /home that MUST be avoided when mirroring a user folder between different hardwares?

Say you have two computers with different hardware (two laptops or a laptop and a desktop) that you want to use alternatively. For example, I am using the comfortable desktop now, and want to mirror ...
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SehhdzEu6O folder in Home directory

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I got extra folder "SehhdzEu6O" in my home directory, contents 3,86,797 items, totalling 0 bytes. Please help me, i want to know which applications create this folder ...
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Not able to login in Ubuntu

I am in a big trouble. I brought the PC recently with Ubuntu. I tried to partition the drives. I dont know what I did. :(. When I try switch on the system I get a message like this: An error occured ...
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What is overriding the systemwide keyboard layout settings?

I have [org.gnome.desktop.input-sources] sources=[('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'hu')] in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/99_my.gschema.overrride file. I ran glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas ...
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How do I get gksu nautilus to work so I can access my encrypted hardrive from a live usb?

So I running Ubuntu on my computer, I downloaded a load of stuff, turned it off and now when I turn it on it gets stuck on the splash screen. I've make a live USB running Ubuntu to try and get my ...
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What to do with the config files in home partition?

If i have a separate home partition and reinstalled ubuntu will it be safe to delete all config files?
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Can I unencrypt a specific directory under home directory while the entire home directory is encrypted?

The reason why I'm asking this is that the encryption leaves up to a length of 143 characters to be used as filename. While normally it doesn't seem like a trouble, it becomes one when the name of a ...
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How to mount a partition for Home?

I want to mount a partition for /home mainly so I wont need to back up next time I upgrade Ubuntu. For that reason I created a separate partition formatted as ext4. I have copied most of my files to ...
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Migrate user files to separate shared partition

I have a set-up a dual boot system with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu. I also created a separate partition for my user files. I am new to Ubuntu Linux systems and although i have managed to find the 'user-...
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Accidently deleted Home Folder

How do I get the Home Folder back and the icon? I'm using Unity desktop environment.
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how can i add some more space to my /home in ubuntu 14.04

while installing windows in my machine, i some how gave 100 Gb to store the back-up (I am really not getting the exact name, so please pardon me for using back-up word) and while i was creating ubuntu ...
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Login Password not accepted after Killall command on logged in user

I am new to Ubuntu and experiencing an issue after below mentioned action performed. installed Ubuntu (dual boot) in windows 7 created username "aslam" while installing Ubuntu (everything running ...
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Error during migration of /home to a separate partition - not able to log in anymore

I was trying to move my home directory to a partition on my hard drive, as shown by this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving I can only log into the guest account, so ...
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Disk Encryption vs Home Encryption

I've encrypted my disk using the Lubuntu disk encryption on installation and also used the Home folder encryption option. I wonder whether this adds security or if the home folder encryption is ...
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Does the /home folder only contain user directories?

I want to know if in Ubuntu /home only contain user home directories and no other configuration files hidden files....
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Recover Huge and Broken Gzip file

I have a 50.9 GB file which is a backup of my home folder on Ubuntu 12.04. I compressed this file using tar on Terminal from my sda (ext4) drive to sdb (ext4). The command I used was tar cvfz /media/...