Yesterday I decided to upgrade from 16.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS. I have my home directory on a different partition. The upgrade to 18.04 went smooth, and the upgrade to 20.04 was well underway when the power went down and trouble started. First I had grub problems, but after I got that fixed I had some trouble with reading things from my former /home directory.
In my /etc/fstab I have the line that mounts the drive correctly: UUID=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx /home ext4 defaults 0 2 And in fact I can see the folders that should be there in my home drive (Backups, lost+found+maarten)
If I go into the folders however, I can see no files there. If I use Gparted I can see that the drive still holds files, as 599Mb of the 1.7Tb is used.
The Backups folder I can read quite some files (I'm pretty happy with that), the maarten directory contains some folders (Desktop, Documents, the regular stuff you would find in your home directory), but all those folders are empty.
I can write files into those folder.
I did try a chown and chmod (chown -R $USER:$USER /home and chmod 755)
Anyone any idea how I can recover the files in my former home directory?