There is a small risk with partitioning....
As you can use the live CD it should be possible to recover your data
Boot it and install testdisk
you could simply use this command in a terminal
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apt install testdisk
This is not quite "standard" but mintish....
testdisk may probably be able to repair your MBR and it includes photorec that can recover almost any file from almost anywhere even if there is no proper file system present. You would of course need somewhere to put the rescued files
It will be annoying and timeconsuming but I think you will get all your files back - nothing should have been overwritten
Zwopper is correct provided the hard disk can be read