I was making a spare Mint live USB via Unetbootin and when I was looking for my iso file, I misclicked and moved
/etc into my
/home directory, which pretty much immediately rendered my system useless. How can I make this partition bootable again?
I tried grabbing the file from a live USB, but permission was denied. I then tried going into Windows and grabbed an ext4 driver that was read only and copied it into that partition, the booted into a live USB and tried to copy the folder into the root directory of my Linux partition, but access was still denied.
How can I revive this system? Is the only way to copy my home directory and reinstall Mint? This is on a Toshiba C55DT-A5106, 12GB RAM, AMD A6 APU, 750 GB HD with 100GB for Mint, the rest to Windows and assorted recovery/swap partitions. The OS in question is Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64 bit.