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    Default Leap 15.0 installation: I cannot access to my user content from a previous 42.3 version.

    Hi, I just installed Leap 15.0 on a previous 42.3 version. However, after booting the new installation, my user content in home from the previous version does not appear in the new home. During the Leap 15.0 installation I've marked "Import user data from a previous installation" and then selected my user, but it seems something is not working well. If someone can help me I really appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Leap 15.0 installation: I cannot access to my user content from a previous 42.3 version.

    Quote Originally Posted by tigualo View Post
    I just installed Leap 15.0 on a previous 42.3 version.
    This is unclear. Does it mean you added a new installation, or replaced an existing installation?

    However, after booting the new installation, my user content in home from the previous version does not appear in the new home. During the Leap 15.0 installation I've marked "Import user data from a previous installation"
    I don't do this, so have no expectation, but I would think it would only import settings, not other data like documents, pictures or videos.

    and then selected my user, but it seems something is not working well. If someone can help me I really appreciate it.
    If you would post the content of /etc/fstab and the output from
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    here using the code tag from the # in the reply composition menu we should be able to tell you precise steps to take.
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    Default Re: Leap 15.0 installation: I cannot access to my user content from a previous 42.3 version.

    Do you have a separate home partition and is it mounted as /home?

    Did you do a NEW install or an UPGRADE? Does the UID of the newly defined user match the original UID? Normally it may be 1000 but you may have defined things differently??

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    Default Re: Leap 15.0 installation: I cannot access to my user content from a previous 42.3 version.

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Do you have a separate home partition and is it mounted as /home?

    I don't have a separate home partition.

    Did you do a NEW install or an UPGRADE?

    I did a new installation of leap 15.0 from a usb stick.

    Does the UID of the newly defined user match the original UID? Normally it may be 1000 but you may have defined things differently??
    Exactly, the UID of the newly defined user is 1000, but I don't know what was the original UID.

    An additional action I've executed after detecting my original user content wasn't present in the new home, was to rename the user and generate a new user with the same name than
    the original, by using the "User and Group Management" option from the Yast. Now, the UID of the renamed user is 1000 and the UID of the new user 1001. However, after rebooting, I can't login as this last user, I can only login as the renamed user. I've installed other previous opensuse versions but I've never experienced this problem. Many thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Leap 15.0 installation: I cannot access to my user content from a previous 42.3 version.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    This is unclear. Does it mean you added a new installation, or replaced an existing installation?

    I don't do this, so have no expectation, but I would think it would only import settings, not other data like documents, pictures or videos.

    If you would post the content of /etc/fstab and the output from
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    here using the code tag from the # in the reply composition menu we should be able to tell you precise steps to take.
    Many thanks for your help.
    The content of /etc/fstab is:



    UUID=bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c / btrfs defaults 0 0
    UUID=bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c /boot/grub2/x86_64-efi btrfs subvol=/@/boot/grub2/x86_64-efi 0 0
    UUID=bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c /boot/grub2/i386-pc btrfs subvol=/@/boot/grub2/i386-pc 0 0
    UUID=bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c /.snapshots btrfs subvol=/@/.snapshots 0 0
    UUID=bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c /var btrfs subvol=/@/var 0 0
    UUID=bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c /usr/local btrfs subvol=/@/usr/local 0 0
    UUID=bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c /tmp btrfs subvol=/@/tmp 0 0
    UUID=bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c /srv btrfs subvol=/@/srv 0 0
    UUID=bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c /root btrfs subvol=/@/root 0 0
    UUID=bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c /opt btrfs subvol=/@/opt 0 0
    UUID=bcc75ce2-47a5-45e0-93f8-fdd5edd56a2e /home xfs defaults 0 0
    UUID=eb4ba7d3-bf48-42d0-a169-7790d4d88e1a swap swap defaults 0 0



    The output of fdisk .-l is:

    linux-wavh:~ # fdisk -l
    Disk /dev/sda: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 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: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x2b8d6139

    Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
    /dev/sda1 2048 4208639 4206592 2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda2 * 4208640 46153727 41945088 20G 83 Linux
    /dev/sda3 46153728 130039807 83886080 40G 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 130039808 500118191 370078384 176.5G f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 130041856 492251135 362209280 172.7G 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 492253184 500118191 7865008 3.8G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    linux-wavh:~ #

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    Default Re: Leap 15.0 installation: I cannot access to my user content from a previous 42.3 version.

    Depends on exactly what you're trying to access.

    Sounds like you installed new and then tried to import data.
    That would mean that your User(s) would have generated completely new identifiers for every User, and that would mean that every User would be seen as completely different than previous Users even if they have the same name and even UID.

    So,
    Any data that isn't encrypted or obfuscated based on the User's identity can be imported and used.
    But any data that might have been encrypted using the User's identity might not be usable again.

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    Default Re: Leap 15.0 installation: I cannot access to my user content from a previous 42.3 version.

    From fdisk -l and fstab it looks like there is a partition unaccounted for, so please also provide
    Code:
    # blkid
    so we can see which one.
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    Default Re: Leap 15.0 installation: I cannot access to my user content from a previous 42.3 version.

    And
    Code:
    mount | grep /dev/
    BTW the option to import user data is about data about the users. It means that the installer has found out that there is already an openSUSE installation on the system and it asks if it has to take over the users and groups that are configured there (in /etc/passwd, /etc/group and /etc/shadow). It is NOT about the data belonging to the users.

    This also means that you installed the 15.0 fresh and did not simply upgrade 42.3 to 15.0 (which IMHO would have been much easier).

    But during the partitioning part of the installation you seem to have missed the partition for /home (if there is one). I assume that the installer has suggested to mount that partition again on /home, but something went wrong there.

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    Default Re: Leap 15.0 installation: I cannot access to my user content from a previous 42.3 version.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    From fdisk -l and fstab it looks like there is a partition unaccounted for, so please also provide
    Code:
    # blkid
    so we can see which one.
    Many thanks for trying to help me

    Code:
    linux-wavh:~ # blkid
    /dev/sda1: UUID="2b7818f4-b293-4413-bf29-61d8aface509" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="2b8d6139-01"
    /dev/sda2: UUID="f1aa6711-7167-4d74-88e4-640efc3dde0f" UUID_SUB="16aa19fe-aa74-478b-90f2-fa9edbf90d2a" TYPE="btrfs" PTTYPE="dos" PARTUUID="2b8d6139-02"
    /dev/sda3: UUID="bf41d6fd-7075-48a5-aae2-98e67d62465c" UUID_SUB="20332348-b8a7-4d26-9daf-2da73af760ba" TYPE="btrfs" PARTUUID="2b8d6139-03"
    /dev/sda5: UUID="bcc75ce2-47a5-45e0-93f8-fdd5edd56a2e" TYPE="xfs" PARTUUID="2b8d6139-05"
    /dev/sda6: UUID="eb4ba7d3-bf48-42d0-a169-7790d4d88e1a" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="2b8d6139-06"
    linux-wavh:~ #

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    Default Re: Leap 15.0 installation: I cannot access to my user content from a previous 42.3 version.

    Adding my 2 cents: since apparently there might be two Linux installations on that disk, "Import users" might behave in an unexpected way, see https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1003616
    If the original /home partition was not re-formatted or overwritten during the new install, data from the original users should still be there. Maybe you have to mount that partition and check if the files you are looking for tare owned by an UID <> 1000, but then those files should be accessible by an user with matching UID, or you should be able to chown them to your liking.
    But please stop tinkering with user names unless you are sure about what you are doing: Linux checks permissions based on UIDs, but the /home folders of default users are usually named after their "user names".
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