I'm using an Ubuntu 17 ISO on a USB drive to recover my Ubuntu 17 install on a laptop that doesn't boot into the GUI any longer. I was wondering about grabbing the files from the local disk, but it seems I can't access them.
How can I access these files?
lrwxrwxrwx 1 1000 1000 56 Nov 29 19:34 Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop -> /usr/share/ecryptfs-utils/ecryptfs-mount-private.desktop lrwxrwxrwx 1 1000 1000 52 Nov 29 19:34 README.txt -> /usr/share/ecryptfs-utils/ecryptfs-mount-private.txt root@ubuntu:/media/ubuntu/7c8304ee-16af-4d22-8f48-b291de9e1c43/home/olduser# root@ubuntu:/media/ubuntu/7c8304ee-16af-4d22-8f48-b291de9e1c43/home/olduser# ls -la /usr/share/encryptfs-utils/encryptfs-mount-private.desktop ls: cannot access '/usr/share/encryptfs-utils/encryptfs-mount-private.desktop': No such file or directory root@ubuntu:/media/ubuntu/7c8304ee-16af-4d22-8f48-b291de9e1c43/home/olduser# ls -la ../../usr/share/encryptfs-utils/encryptfs-mount-private.desktop ls: cannot access '../../usr/share/encryptfs-utils/encryptfs-mount-private.desktop': No such file or directory
cat README.txt and I see this:
THIS DIRECTORY HAS BEEN UNMOUNTED TO PROTECT YOUR DATA.
From the graphical desktop, click on: "Access Your Private Data"
From the command line, run: ecryptfs-mount-private
Unfortunately clicking on the file from the GUI does nothing, which I think is because
encryptfs-mount-private does not exist in either the USB-drive or the old drive that is mounted.
I tried installing encryptfs-mount-private or encryptfs-utils, but no dice:
E: Unable to locate package encryptfs-utils E: Unable to locate package encryptfs-mount-private
whereis do not find any files named
Where are these files located and how is it possible I can output their contents with
cat it if the directory they are in does not exist?