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I am trying to fix my Grub on the live cd of ubuntu 9.10. (i have a backup in ./home/myuser/Desktop)

Now, i've got access to the ./home/myuser folder, but now it has two files: 'readme.txt' and 'access your private data'. When i open 'readme.txt' it tells me that for security reasons the folder has been unmounted, but when i click the 'access your private data' or hit 'ecryptfs-mount-private' in terminal it would be mounted.

So, i clicked on 'access your private data': nothing happened. When i typed in the terminal command, it gave me 'Encrypted private directory is not setup properly'.

What do i have to do???

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These two files indicates that you have a encrypted home folder. Grub is not your problem.

Look at:

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When i try to boot it says something that grub is no good any more and that it needs to be fixed. it just opens this 'grub rescue' but i dont know what to do there... – Deniz Zoeteman Jan 7 '10 at 18:18
I think this is what you looking for: – zzeroo Jan 7 '10 at 18:22
thanks, thats what i need yes. – Deniz Zoeteman Jan 7 '10 at 18:31

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