Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Server because I want to learn Linux and I want to learn about servers. I did a newbie tutorial and then shut down. When I booted up today, the files in my home directory were replaced by Access-your-private-data.desktop and readme.txt, but I have no idea why. I followed the instructions in readme.txt and typed ecryptfs-mount-private. It told me
INFO: Your private directory has been mounted. INFO: To see this change in your current shell: cd /home/rmob
But if I do ls /home/rmob, it still shows me Access-your-private-data.desktop and readme.txt instead of the files I created there yesterday. Every time I reboot, it tells me
keyctl_search: Required key not available Perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'
If I try ecryptfs-mount-private again, it still tells me it has mounted it, but still just shows me those same two files.
Googling about this tells me this means the directory got encrypted somehow. I tried typing touch ~/.ecryptfs/auto-mount which I found in this tutorial, but it didn't make a difference and I can't find any other solution anywhere.