I want to reinstall ubuntu but I don't have to do it without losing any data in home partition(encrypted). How do I do this?

  1. Keeping your /home partition untouched, reinstall ubuntu (This time no seperate /home partition and keep the same user name)
  2. Use these guides to mount and remove remove encryption of your old encrypted /home partition


How to disable encrypted home directory?

  1. using chown and chmod, set the permissions and ownership correctly.

  2. Set it as your new /home partition

For that type

sudo blkid

Locate the UUID of your old /home partition.

Edit the fstab

sudo nano /etc/fstab

Add the following text to the fstab file on a new line, replacing the xxxxxxxx portion with the full UUID of your old home partition

UUID=xxxxxxxx    /home     ext4     nodev,nosuid     0     2

Rename your current home to home_old and create an empty /home folder

cd / && sudo mv /home /home_old && sudo mkdir /home
  1. Restart

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