[ubuntu-uk] Home folder keeps disappearing

Alan Jenkins alan.james.jenkins at gmail.com
Fri May 31 20:05:59 UTC 2013

So all of /home is on a partition but just your home folder is gone? Have
you ran a file system check on that partition? Do you have backups? Have
you checked lost+found on that partition for files?

Also just so we have a better idea of the environment could you please give
us the output of these two commands?

sudo mount

sudo fdisk -l


Alan Jenkins

On 31 May 2013, at 21:00, David King <linuxman at avoura.com> wrote:

 Nothing is encrypted. I should point out that /home is a separate
partition to root, but on the same hard drive. Most of my data is on other
hard drives.


On 31/05/13 17:42, Alan Jenkins wrote:

Hey David,

Do you have encrypted home folders enabled? If so it could just be
failing to mount your home using encfs for some reason.

On 31 May 2013, at 17:19, David King <linuxman at avoura.com>
<linuxman at avoura.com> wrote:

 Sometimes my home folder is missing. When I boot up and get to the
login screen, I enter my password to login and it does not load the
desktop, but goes straight back to the login screen. And just now my
home folder literally just disappeared. I can see other user folders
in  /home but not for my current user, although I am still logged in.

I am using Ubuntu Studio 12.04 XFCE and it is up to date, the last
updates were applied this morning, although the problem has persisted
for a while now. Although today is the first time I have lost my home
partition while logged in.

This is a real nuisance. I can see home folders in the same partition
for other users (from other distros I have installed on the same PC)
but not my own.

Any ideas why it keeps getting hidden and how to prevent it getting hidden?

David K
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