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I have ubuntu installed on a Dell laptop. It was in sleep mode (lid closed) and with low battery charge. When I open it the login screen appear and the laptop turned of (with no power).
After I plug it in and power it on I could not login... looking in forum I found some cases so I block auto mount in
fstab, restarted the SO, login from terminal (CTRL +F1) and run
e2fsck -yc /dev/sda2
75/0/0 erros founded and "fixed".
Now, when I mount the sda2 partition (
sudo mount /dev/sda2 /home) I see Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop and README.txt like spected but the .Private shortcut that points to /home/.ecryptfs/username/.Private is broken... there is no /home/.ecryptfs folder...
df -h show that only 7Gb of 800Gb is free... so my files is there!
and the lost+found folder is full of files and folders named with #somenumber
find: ‘/run/user/112/gvfs’: Permission denied
and find nothing...
Thanks guys for the quick return. So... I created another user using only the sda1 partition and the automount still disabled in
UUID=cf40cc55-18f3-4a20-a5ab-901522d6d383 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 #UUID=6ef2647e-1847-4e0e-9a2a-c95ff78a89e4 /home ext4 defaults 0 2 #/swapfile none swap sw 0 0
...now I can login with the new user:
What is weird
I have face this problem before, and recover worked well using
ecryptfs-recover-private command like metioned by Seppo Erviälä here , but now I see that the
.Private shortcut points to nothing...
I logged in with the new user and mounted the partition (just clcking in taskbar shortcut). Now sda2 is mounted in
listing content of this folder
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4,0K Abr 27 18:53 . drwxr-x---+ 3 root root 4,0K Abr 28 18:24 .. drwx------ 164 root root 16K Set 3 2014 lost+found dr-x------ 2 lucas lucas 4,0K Abr 25 18:00 lucas
but there is no .Private folder!
sudo find /media -type d -name .Private returns nothig!
sudo find /media -type d -name .ecryptfs returns nothing!
I'm afraid that the .Private folder was moved to lost+found folder...
sorry for the first poor explanation...