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Ubuntu 12.04 live USB just wiped my main install's /home for no apparent reason

As the title says, I've been trying to reinstall Ubuntu (it died and boot repair won't work), and while I'm checking things on my (very out of date, but it can't be helped as my internet's too slow to ...
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Moving encrypted home folder to a new hard drive

Recently I bought a new hard drive. I'd like to turn this hard drive into the /home. During original install I set my home directory up as encrypted. At this point I dont know how to move the home ...
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Can't access encrypted home from other Ubuntu releases from 13.04

Today I installed Raring Ringtail (again), 13.04 (production release), clean in a fresh partition on an AMD X2 64-bit system. I have a parallel installation of 12.10 and another one of 12.04 on other ...
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Lost Permission of Home Directory

I recently messed up my Ubuntu Setup, so I re-installed and choose to use my existing Home directory . Now I cannot launch Ubuntu-Tweak as myself, but am able to do so with sudo command. Any help ...
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How to change a user ID safely if you are using encrypted home?

Inspired by this question, that seems to imply that a simple chown won't work because you won't be able to access the encrypted files. So how is the safest but still simple workaround?
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Migrating users from Madriva

My company switces from Madriva to ubuntu 12.04. We use an nfs mounted /home. I migrate the users by copying passwrd, shadow and group under /etc in the newly installed Ubuntu and also mount the /home ...
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Drive Encryption - Situation after reinstall/upgrade?

I am considering encrypting my /home directory (I always have it in a separate drive partition) while I do a fresh install of upcoming 12.04 release. I have some concerns in this regard: Now I am ...
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Cannot create user with auto-mounted encrypted home dir in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS desktop

I set up a machine with 14.04.2 and used the encrypted homedir option, which works fine from the installer. I went to move some stuff around, and ended up re-installling. I have been trying to create ...
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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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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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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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Does resizing / and /home keep the system as previous?

Referring from this question: increase-size-of-and-home, I want to know that if i follow the process in the solution will it affect my system? Currently my system looks like this, I want only to ...
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Accidently removed everything in my /home — unable to create folders or move files to /home

Yes as topic says. Sometimes I might have stayed away from Ubuntu... Anyhow now we need to solve this :) First I my /home started to get full so I wanted to remove some stuff inside it and ended up ...
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ubuntu trusty: files lost in encypted home dir

help. i'm missing files in my ecryptfs home directory and wondering if there is a way to recover. i had a number of files open in vim inside a tmux session and i suspect that my home directory was ...
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Home folder is suddenly read-only

I've checked for an answer to this but couldn't find one. Hope it's OK to post. I got a new laptop recently. I have installed Ubuntu on it twice. The first time, it failed to boot suddenly so I ...
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Ubuntu Username / Home Directory Changed - Now Files & Settings Are Gone

================================== UPDATE - 6/20 #tangodown I went ahead and executed 'cp -rfp /home/OLD /home/NEW' Now, I have some additional hidden folders in '/home/NEW', and it also has a new ...
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Disable home encryption in Xubuntu

I chose full encryption and home encryption during install and now want to disable the latter. How do I do this in Xubuntu?
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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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setting up home folders for users for 12.04 server edition -ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied

I created an instance to run on a cloud service. The machine image was 12.04 server edition x64. Upon initially logging in and creating a user and su'ing into that user it doesn't have a home folder: ...
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Device is busy error when trying to unmount tmpfs home area

I have been trying to get pam_mount to mount a tmpfs drive for domain users, so that it is volatile storage and is cleared on every logout. The problem I found was that although the area would mount ...
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How can I change the home directory's location along with the default install directory?

I decided to use Ubuntu as my main operating system tonight and have been setting everything up. I installed it on a 64GB SSD, however I want my home directory and default install location to be on my ...
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Home file amktelat52

Anyone know what this file in my home folder is it reads amktelat52 and it has a lock on it, I can't open or change it even in root, let me know if anyone knows what it is. I have two computers with ...
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Desktop files and home directory and all bookmarks are gone

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, when my laptop turned on, no background and files on desktop, the home directory is empty! and all bookmarks "Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos and Downloads" won't open and i ...
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separate home partition using space on root partition

I have an encrypted installation with separate home partition and recently started seeing notifications of running low on disk space on my home folder. I thought it was weird because I know I haven't ...
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Installing Ubuntu LXLE on 4GB SSD and external /home partition

I have been trying to install Ubuntu LXLE on a 4GB SSD with no other hard disks in an old laptop. It fails during install and I have found out that it is because it takes about 4150MB for a full ...
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Mounting while login ecryptfs after reinstallation

I had Ubuntu 15.04 with two mount points: "/" and "/home". Also, I had encrypted the user directory. (I configured it during the last installation) After several time of using It, I reinstall Ubuntu ...
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Recover home directory from encrypted mount

I have browsed all the questions that appear to look like mine, and while some are similar; I don't want to take a guess unless I know the next step is specific to my problem . I have listed below how ...
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Can't delete files from ecryptfs backup, HD maxed

Ok, so I had a ubuntu directory encrypted with ecryptfs, than my OS crashed, so I reinstalled lubuntu. kept the partition that had all personal files intact and reinstalled os in other partitions. ...
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Python PATH issue (Anaconda_Python, minpower and gurobi interfacing)?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, installed Anaconda_python recently Installed minpower and gurobi. Extracted gurobi in home directory, added path as mentioned which is gedit ~/.bashrc export ...
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Mount options for ecryptfs private home

I'm asked to set "noexec" on every home on system, but I can't find a way to do this without disabling home encryption. Is there a way to override the default mount option provided by the pam module? ...
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Unknown files of 6GB each with random names in home directory?

I am Ubuntu14.04LTS user, using it in dual boot with windows8.1. I see 2 unknown folders of 6GB each in home directory, I delete those files and it went to Trash folder as you can see in picture. I ...
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unlock home directory files from terminal, no desktop

OK, not too long ago I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. (I am never going to upgrade again as I had a similar problem on 11 or 12, - I will just do a fresh install) When I upgraded I lost all my ...
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Can't log in as user with encrypted home

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 from a flash, installed using UNetBootin. I can start the OS and do all the basic stuff. I created a new user with an encrypted home using the "sudo adduser --encrypt-home" ...
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Xubuntu Unmounting Home directory automatically (BUG?)

I have XFCE and I recently was trying to install BitShares which required a lot of sudo commands, I might have accidentally created a folder in the root folder, not sure if that's the reason why I ...
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Two /home folders. One root, maybe?

I recently expanded my Ubuntu partition to fill up the empty hole my Win 8 left when I cleaned it off my system. After several attempts to restore the dd image I made, I was able to finally restore it ...
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Problems moving /home to a new drive

After upgrading to a SSHD for dual-booting Windows 7 and Trusty Cinnamon on my desktop, I added a large HDD that is split into 2 roughly (after resizing) 2T partitions (one each for Win7 and one for ...
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Change home directory of primary (only) user to SD card

How would I change my home directory to an SD card? I am running a chromebook. I'm also running Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty". Sorry if I'm not providing much info but that's all that I've really done so far. ...
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moving my dota2

I want to copy files. how do I move my dota2 program to another pc? or move it to a external HDD? I am reformatting my Ubuntu into 64-bit. anyone can help please. I have tried copying using terminal ...
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MATLAB installation in home folder

Im a relatively new user on the ubuntu 14.04 OS and have little experience with the system. Earlier this week I tried to install our all favorite matlab software package. Due to a confusion that I ...
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System not creating home directory structure properly

I have been searching to a solution to this issue all day and it would appear google cannot help. I installed ubuntu 14.04 via the mini iso with no desktop environment. from there i added the ...
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How do I know if I'm in a jail, container, snapshot, etc. environment?

I received a machine (Ubuntu 12.04 server) from a coworker when he left the company. I created my own user as sudo/admin and used the machine for months. After rebooting for the first time since I was ...
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Dash not working properly after Zeitgeist log cleared on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I cleared Zeitgeist log from last week using System Settings-Privacy-Clear Usage Data and after that Home lens no longer works properly. It does not show applications which were recently ...
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Upgrade 12.04 to 14.04: all installation folders in home/personal folder

I just updated my 12.04 to 14.04 and since that moment, all the installation folders are put in my home folder/personal folder (don know what itś called in English). I like to keep the folder ...
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Change chrooted sftp user default directory

I am using Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS running openssh. I have set up sftp chroot for several users by editing sshd_config like below: add: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp_users ...
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Home directory permission problems

Permissions on my system (Ubuntu Server 14.10) have somehow become messed up. I've been experiencing problems on and off with various things (mainly /var/www and subdirectories), but today it affected ...
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join linux home folders with Active Directory userprofiles

I have just set up a network using Samba and Kerberos. As we wanted users to be free to decide whether they wanted to use windows or linux, we currently store userprofiles (windows) and home folders ...
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desktop not loading after moving /home

Desktop does't loand after moving /home in 14.04 The /home link does go to my home, but the ~ doesn't, it defaults to root. Have tried ccsm instal in other answers, but that doesn't work - i'm ...
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Server 12.04 encrypted home + decrypt using only SAMBA + Dropbox

I have windows only users who login to their home directories and I would now like to have their home directories encrypted. I've tried encrypted home feature and that works great, but I can't get ...
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Virtual root directory for user

Is it possible to set a virtual root directory for a user? e.g. if the user's home directory is: /home/account/public_html/www.domain.com Can it be set so it displays /www.domain.com or just / and ...
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Accidentally unmounted the contents in /home/user/ and i want to recover it please help?

I was working on a school homework.I was supposed to create a shell program to mount and unmount usb device. I used while loop and cases in program.In first case i used "mount path" and in second ...