Hi I'm trying to access my home directory on my laptop hard drive through a live usb. I cannot boot into the OS on the hard drive and the home and root directory is encrypted. I have the encryption key but when I try to run the tool to gain access it pops up for a second then disappears and when I run the command in Terminal it says "Encrypted private directory is not setup properly". What are my options on getting into the directory? I really need to get the data off my laptop.
I had a similar issue. I was able to solve it using the instructions here:
The key for me was to first navigate to:
before I ran the command:
sudo ecryptfs-recover-private .Private/
Before I just navigated to
/media and ran
sudo ecryptfs-recover-private (mypartition)
I entered my passphrase and I received a SUCCESS notification. Unfortunately, I was still unable to access
It took me two days to finally find a solution that worked.
After many days of worry and trying to follow many other guides this one worked perfectly! http://www.howtogeek.com/116297/how-to-recover-an-encrypted-home-directory-on-ubuntu/