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Old 10-14-2016, 03:42 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by GNewbie View Post
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


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