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    Home directory does not appear to exist

    I followed the directions on this page (https://wiki.edubuntu.org/EncryptedHomeFolder) and now when I try to log in, I get the error message
    Code:
    "Your home directory is listed as: '/home/brett' but it does not appear to exist/  Do you want to log in with the / directory as your home directiory? ..."
    When I use Ctrl+Alt+F1 and try to cd into my directory it says "Permission Denied".

    I have tried to chown the directory to brett:brett as well as chmod it to 644 but I still run into the same problems.

    Thank you in advanced for your help.

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    Re: Home directory does not appear to exist

    could I fix the problem if I
    Code:
    rmdir /home/brett
    mv /home/brett.bak /home/brett

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    Re: Home directory does not appear to exist

    Quote Originally Posted by bboston7 View Post
    could I fix the problem if I
    Code:
    rmdir /home/brett
    mv /home/brett.bak /home/brett
    Only if a folder brett.bak exists and if it has the correct permissions. It might be easier to do a rmdir then a mkdir then a cp from the backup folder.
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    Re: Home directory does not appear to exist

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    Only if a folder brett.bak exists and if it has the correct permissions. It might be easier to do a rmdir then a mkdir then a cp from the backup folder.
    The backup folder does have the correct permissions and it will let me rmdir /home/brett, but I still cant do anything with that filepath whatsoever.

    Since I have the backup folder, I think I'm going to do a reinstall with the alternate cd so I can encrypt my home directory and just move all my files back after the reinstall.

    The only question I have now is, will my settings be preserved when I move all of my data back?

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