About a month ago (20th Dec 2017) I could ssh in on my username without issue, life was good.
Now I am greeted in putty with "Could not chdir to home directory /home/<username-here>: No such file or directory"
I posted on here when I realized, and then forgot about it until I had time to try fix things. (What happened? No idea, I have not been installing anything new for months.)
I am however, booting off USB, and we've had some power-outages due to severe weather.
So here's where I'm stuck, I've forgotten the root password, and the web gui admin password is not working (don't think I changed it...)
To reset the root password I've edited the recovery boot options in grub to drop me into /bin/bash, mounted the drive, set password, and then reboot caused a kernel panic.
Thinking things are not going very well, I tried to login as root locally, it accepts the password but immediately loops back to the login screen, same thing from putty - immediate logout.
Reading that an empty home dir is not a good omen, I connected the USB stick to an Ubuntu machine, and tried to fsck the partition, it comes up clean.
I have 0 files or folders in /home.
I rebooted OMV, took recovery mode in grub, entered the password to perform maintenance (JOY, it is accepted) and tried to run omv-firstaid. It fails to execute RPC, webgui password seems to remain unchanged.
I'm currently stuck with a brick of a system that I have no idea how to recover.
Worst case, will I be able to reconnect my raid drives if it turns out I need to re-install?
Thanks for reading,