So I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I have full disk encryption setup and an encrypted home folder, I realize this is stupid but I didn't realize what I choose when I set it up and never bothered to try and change it.
So yesterday, via terminal I changed my account + root password. I then tried to start the computer this morning, I get to the account login page, I try to login...it flashes and then goes back to the login page. I understand this is because my home folder can not be decrypted.
I found some guides on line to handle this [ can't log in after password change (ecryptfs) ] however, I can't boot into linux because of the full disk encryption.
I have all password (old + new) and I have the long string passphrase (that I think goes with the full disk encryption).
I really would appreciate your help. I have really important information on this laptop and I haven't backed up in a couple months.