Originally Posted by GNewbie
OK, I've been ruminating over my problem and was wondering if a plan B might be better.
What if I get a new HDD, install a newer version of Linux Mint, and then copy the file copy I created onto the new drive's /home directory and tried to boot and, if required, try to restore the partition on the new HDD?
Is that a viable and better better approach?
How do you plan to copy your unmountable partition?
I would just restore any backups you may have to the new /home.
You would be able to keep the old disk to possibly access /etc for things like fstab etc
/var has crontab details etc