I prepared partitions for Elyssa: sda2, 4.7 GB = /, sda3, 2.4 GB = swap, sda4, 30.4 GB = /home.
Installation proceeded without apparent snags; I selected Daryna for imported Docs & Settings and skipped language files though suspicious that it reported language = EN in Open Office - I would prefer to see EN-UK.
After completion, startup gave a long period with a black border round the mint screen with a reciprocating patch on the progress bar. Then it produced the Busybox text screen!
Ctrl+Alt+Del gave a restart with the same result. I tried Recovery mode - this produced a text screen - pressing Ctrl-D several times ultimately produced:
Alert - /dev/sda2 does not exist. Dropping to a shell.
Then Busybox appeared again.
So I selected my old Daryna. I had to edit its fstab to take account of the changes to sda partitions, and ulimately was able to boot (in Daryna) with the new sda2 and sda4 appearing on the Desktop. These both open - sda4 shows lost+found and theo (my username). theo opens to show only .mozilla, .bash_logout, .bashrc_vanilla and .profile - surely the imports should also include .mozilla-thunderbird, .tomboy and .tomboy.log? - and all the usual folders in user's home are missing.
sda2 opens to show:
/media/sda2/bin - - 106 items
/media/sda2/boot - - 8 items
/media/sda2/dev - - 201 items
/media/sda2/etc - - 244 items
/media/sda2/lib - - 151 items
/media/sda2/media - 5 items
/media/sda2/root - 10 items
/media/sda2/sbin - 169 items
/media/sda2/tmp - - 8 items
/media/sda2/usr - - 9 items
/media/sda2/var - - 12 items
/media/sda2/initrd.img 8.2 MB link to gzip archive
/media/sda2/vmlinuz 1.8 MB link to unknown
Those not shown are 0-items including - NB - /media/home
This full report is given hoping that it may be helpful - and, please, what should I do next?