I could use some help in restoring my luks-encrypted home partion. At the moment there are only some 94 GiBs of an unknown file system where once my partition was.
I am using a 250 GB hard drive in dual-boot mode with Windows.
sda1 and sda2 are ntfs partitions that use the first 125 GiB on the hard drive. sda4 is an extended partition of 129 Gib, that contains sda5 as a root (24.29 GiB), sda6 (93.75 GiB) as my home and sda7 as swap (8.98 GiB). Also there is some unallocated space between sda5 and sda6.
I ran out of space on my root partition, thus I couldn’t do any kinds of updates. I reckoned that this might be a deeper issue to fix since I didn’t really install a lot of programs after initial installation and even a “paccache -rk 1” didn’t fix that problem for long. So I decided to use the unallocated space that was left on the hard drive and extend my root partition.
for that I booted my external diagnostic drive which is a spare SSD with a Manjaro installation and started KDE partition manager.
Initially this space was allocated after my swap, so I decided to move all partitions a bit back until the free space would be next to my root partition and then expand this partion.
Unfortunately, the worst possible happened: Something happened to the external drive somehow mid-operation, crashing X and KDEs partition manager. I was on the toilet when it happened. So I am not sure at what point it failed. But judging from the current setup it seems like it successfully relocated both sda6 and sda7, but broke sda6 in the process. The free space is still present.
I blame something in the USB connection for this. At the moment the partitions in the diagnostic drive is broken in the way that its Manjaro aborts booting at some point.
So I could use some hints as to how to progress with this one. At the moment I am in a bit of a shock and don’t even know where to start with this. Fortunately, the most important stuff is backed-up, but some more recent things aren’t so far.
Does anyone have any idea how to start with this problem?