[ubuntu-us-ut] Ubuntu encrypted user directory fubarred

Christian Horne blendmaster1024 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 00:13:46 GMT 2009


i'm not using 9.10 yet, i won't until 10.04 comes out, since i always
stay a version behind for bug safety.

On 11/14/09, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on Thursday, and today did some work on the
> system. Everything was fine until I left the computer to do some
> errands. When I came back, the computer was locked down, and I could
> not get a login screen. I SSHed in and rebooted. I never got to a login
> screen that time either. The display alternated between the Ubuntu boot
> display and a black screen in about a two second cycle. I shut down
> entirely, rebooted, and see the same.
> I can SSH into the system. The encrypted user directory is not mounted.
> I tried mounting it and got this:
> root at dzur:/home# su ccurley
> getpwuid: Permission denied
> bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied
> bash-4.0$ ecryptfs-mount-private
> Enter your login passphrase:
> Inserted auth tok with sig [1db4c5b88818d8c1] into the user session
> keyring
> getpwuid: Permission denied
> bash-4.0$ ls /etc/
> ls: cannot open directory /etc/: Permission denied
> bash-4.0$
> I do not have the recovery passphrase.
> Suggestions?
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