Now the best I can get is command line root user in recovery mode. When I boot normally I just get stuck at a screen that says this:
Linux Mint Debian Edition stingray tty1
I'm OK with a clean install but I have /home on a separate disk (sdb) and while I can access /home in recovery mode I can't mount sdb1 while running the LiveDVD. I get this error when I try to mount any of my partitions:
Unable to mount *.* GB Filesystem
Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sd*#,
missing codepage or helper program or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
I also get the mount error for the partitions on sda when I boot.
I don't want to lose all my stuff. Can someone help me recover my installation or figure out if a new install will allow me to get at my /home HD?