I decided to switch to Ubuntu from Fedora. In Fedora I had the /home folder in its own partition and then had that partition encrypted.
Also in the past when formatting Fedora I was able to reuse that partition without formatting. In the Fedora installation process it would offer me to unlock the partition and use it as is.
I was expecting Ubuntu could do the same or similar. I used the 14.04 liveusb and went through the installation. I set my /home mount point to the same partition in the same way as I do in Fedora and did not check format box. After that the installation process started and then went on to fill in my log in details, on that same window there was a checkbox to encrypt the home folder, so I chose that.
Installation went without more trouble and after booting for the first time, the home directory was completely clean. Even more scary, gParted showed the whole partition was empty =/
What happened? Did Ubuntu installation formatted the disk without asking/confirming with me? If so, is there a way to get those files back? Remember, they were inside the Fedora encrypted partition.
Hope anyone can shed some light on what happened and any ideas to recover my files!
Thanks in advance
Below some system info of this new ubuntu installation:
$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda7 34G 3.0G 29G 10% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 7.8G 12K 7.8G 1% /dev tmpfs 1.6G 1.2M 1.6G 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock none 7.8G 152K 7.8G 1% /run/shm none 100M 32K 100M 1% /run/user /dev/sda6 477M 52M 396M 12% /boot /dev/sdb3 615G 128M 584G 1% /home /dev/sda2 96M 29M 68M 30% /boot/efi /home/joel/.Private 615G 128M 584G 1% /home/joel
$ sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sda: 128.0 GB, 128035676160 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15566 cylinders, total 250069680 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x4a409780 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 250069679 125034839+ ee GPT WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdb'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 1 1953525167 976762583+ ee GPT Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary