After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

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After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by maexd » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:34 am

Hello all and before i begin with my problems....

a big thanks to the great linux community, for all thi years and all the good infos and more :))))


ok. i made a new install of mint 18.3 on top of an old install of mint 18.3
home and root are on different partitions, same hd.

in my home is my user account and the one of my friend.

after the installation i or he cant acess or find his old files that where on the home partition. username for him is still the same :)

im missing something here? tell me pls what kinf of info more you need and it will be provided.

thx for all the help :))))

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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by kc1di » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:51 am

Hello maexd and welcome to Linux Mint Forums,

When you did the new install did you tell the installer not to create a new home partition?
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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by maexd » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:09 am

thx very much for the fast replay.

old install and new install are both mint 18.3

yes i told the installer to have both /root and /home different
/root i did a formating
with the home i didnt because i wanted to keep the data

i also maybe used then for the old and new same user und pc name

what i did till now. from i live usb

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sudo umount /home 
but nothing, also checked the disk for failures.

In the pictures you will see: with admin priv. lisapc home only shows 3gb
and without admin priv. 53 gb, somewhere there are my lost photos and so? right?

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thx for all, and for any ideas :)
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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by kc1di » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:17 am

Were those screen shots taken from the Live Usb or you installed system?
please go to a terminal and type the following command: and post the out put here.

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sudo fdisk -l
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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by maexd » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:23 am

hey thx very much for helping.

the screenshots are from the installed system.

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 lisapc@lisa-Aspire-S3-391 / $ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 465,8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 28D748DF-2AF7-43D7-BAC2-061A54355961

Device     Start       End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1   2048 970706943 970704896 462,9G Linux filesystem


Disk /dev/sdb: 18,7 GiB, 20014718976 bytes, 39091248 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: FEBF2DEC-6DB4-49C6-A065-796156AD3449

Device        Start      End  Sectors  Size Type
/dev/sdb1      2048  1050623  1048576  512M EFI System
/dev/sdb2   1050624 31079920 30029297 14,3G Linux filesystem
/dev/sdb3  31080448 39090175  8009728  3,8G Linux swap
this would be the output. possible that i got encyrpted with the new installation?

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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by kc1di » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:42 am

Yes, the output shows that you only have 3 partitions one for boot. one linux with 14.3 gbs of space and a swap partition. No seperate home partition at all. was your old home partition encrypted? If so you may be out of luck. This is why I always recommend doing a backup of important files to external media before doing a reinstall.
With what you see here I don't think your old home partition survived the new install. lets try this in the terminal

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inxi -b
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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by maexd » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:14 am

thx for the answer

sorry if i hadnt explained good or used the wrong terms.

i got two partitions, root with 20 gb and the rest is home and swap like you said.

pls check the new images :
https://i.imgur.com/tTZ1FmW.png
https://i.imgur.com/4uowEKo.png
https://i.imgur.com/CDsX1p0.png

the output of your ask is:

inxi -b
System: Host: lisa-Aspire-S3-391 Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: Acer (portable) product: Aspire S3-391 v: V2.09
Mobo: Acer model: Hummingbird2 v: V2.09 Bios: Insyde v: V2.09 date: 09/12/2012
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3-3217U (-HT-MCP-) speed/max: 917/1800 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7
Network: Card: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k
Drives: HDD Total Size: 520.1GB (18.4% used)
Info: Processes: 208 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 916.4/3766.3MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by kc1di » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:30 am

It looks like you may have two home folders. One is a partition the other is just a folder on your root.
The partition is not being mounted.
please try this command in the terminal post results.

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sudo blkid
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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by maexd » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:35 am

yes :)))
i think now we are on a good way. this sounds like my problem.

the output is:

lisapc@lisa-Aspire-S3-391 / $ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for lisapc:
/dev/sda1: UUID="f651c851-0a8c-4ea2-8249-bee1ce160eb4" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="home" PARTUUID="06b99217-1e2b-46d0-8a80-323f3f0f4acf"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="75C4-488B" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI System Partition" PARTUUID="e6eefb93-10e8-4f75-9d06-f3b69c6e90bc"
/dev/sdb2: UUID="e4912ac5-9d98-4d86-b6bf-f7544ac2eccf" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="389d56e8-5bcb-45bb-b1e8-91773a070cce"
/dev/sdb3: UUID="71c66bb5-7ef0-40c6-ab9b-34959d52b50c" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="85632006-c0e1-4bdc-93df-2adebea84d3b"
/dev/sdc1: LABEL="Samsung_T5" UUID="388C-2C7E" TYPE="exfat" PARTUUID="ad6ac814-01"

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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by kc1di » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:10 am

Not sure but I suspect that sda1 is not being mounted in fstab. You'll need to edit /etc/fstab file to add it.
Please look in the /etc/fstab file and see if uuid

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UUID="f651c851-0a8c-4ea2-8249-bee1ce160eb4"
is listed if not you'll need to add it manually.
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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by maexd » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:34 am

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# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
# / was on /dev/sdb2 during installation
UUID=e4912ac5-9d98-4d86-b6bf-f7544ac2eccf /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /boot/efi was on /dev/sdb1 during installation
UUID=75C4-488B  /boot/efi       vfat    umask=0077      0       1
# /home was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=f651c851-0a8c-4ea2-8249-bee1ce160eb4 /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
# swap was on /dev/sdb3 during installation
UUID=71c66bb5-7ef0-40c6-ab9b-34959d52b50c none            swap    sw              0       0   
this is the output. and it is listed as default, second one.

but the first line say ext4 errors=remount could it be this one?

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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by kc1di » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:20 am

It looks good. The partition that says

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ext4 errors=remount 
is your root partition and it's correct
your /home is correctly entered also.

Will have to do some more research.
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Re: After install Cant access old home Partition Mint 18.3

Post by kc1di » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:47 am

Ok your old home is most likely mounted in /mnt or under /media So check there see if you find it.
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