I accidentally moved /etc to /home/etc. I fixed that via putting init=/bin/bash in the boot commands, booted, and dropped into a shell with an (initramfs) prompt, where I then did

cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda5 sda5
mkdir -p /mnt/sda5
mount /dev/mapper/elementary--root-vg /mnt/sda5

and moved /home/etc back to /etc. Now when I try to boot I get an error along the lines of

cannot find file /dev/mapper/elementary--root-vg

What would be the next step?

  • Why didn't you use a live USB to move it?
    – Suici Doga
    Feb 7 '16 at 12:54
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