Login screen comes up like normal, has my user name and guest login - but inputting my user password and hitting enter or selecting guest login makes the screen go black and refresh to the login screen again

Using Windows 10 from the same machine and ext3 reader programs, have gotten into the ext3 partition and the structure of the entire filesystem seems fine (shows recent applications installed like .vscode) except none of my personal files are there

  • What happens when you login in TTY1 (CTRL + ALT + F1)? If the login works you can view logfiles (sudo tailf /var/log/syslog) while logging in the graphical session TTY7 (CTRL + ALT + F7). – mazienho Apr 17 '18 at 20:08

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