Midway while upgrading from 18.04 -> 19.04 the computer got restarted.
Encryption and decryption work but I cannot get to a login screen.
The files are viewable from a live USB so I made a backup, and I think I'd just like to reinstall. Before I do I was wondering if from my live USB could I decrypt and reinstall just the OS files and preserve everything else?
Recovery mode doesn't allow networking for whatever reason and I've tried everything I could find online leading me to believe DNS resolving got broken. And no, adding 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 doesn't help, I really have tried everything and outside of pinging, I can't do anything in recovery mode in regards to finishing the upgrade of the packages which is infuriating.
I remember Windows having a similar feature where you could preserve files and installations and most configs while getting a fresh system install. How can I achieve similar thing in Ubuntu?