I have Ubuntu 16.10 installed on a
Crypto-LUKS partition, and within that partition, there is an
/home folder. My Ubuntu OS won't boot anymore for unknown reasons as stated yesterday. So I went and booted my computer from a Live CD of Ubuntu.
I can see the encrypted drive with a padlock symbol on it and when I click on it, it prompts me for the passphrase, I type it in and it unlocks the drive. After that, I went ahead and tried to run
ecryptfs-recover-private on a Terminal to see if it can find the encrypted
/home folder. But, after a while, it doesn't find the directory. Let's be clear here, I know the Login password, but have no idea what the recovery passphrase for
ecryptfs is. Is there still a chance for me to recover the files?
INFO: Searching for encrypted private directories (this might take a while)... find: ‘/run/user/999/gvfs’: Permission denied find: File system loop detected; ‘/sys/kernel/debug/pinctrl’ is part of the same file system loop as ‘/sys/kernel/debug’.
But I know that there is a private directory in
/mnt/home/<user name>/, as I mounted the
crypto_LUKS partition onto this directory using
udisksctl, how did the program NOT find that? Did I do something wrong?