booting problem in Ubuntu 10.04

Asked by Desh Deepak

I think by mistake some file got deleted. Now i am not able to boot my laptop which has Ubuntu 10.04.
The error message is following:
There is a problem with configuration server. (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)

I have the operating system CD of 10.04 (if it can help). Can my laptop be restored. Please help.

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David Jones (dj) said :

boot from live cd restore files there. You should be able to repair your system.

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Desh Deepak (dr-deshdeepak) said :

Thank you very much for the reply.
I have booted from CD (try option, not install). I can see file system of Ubuntu loaded on hard disk. Folders named - Root and Lost and found have X mark over it, that is no permission to open. In home folder my files are there but they too have X mark over it. When you try to open these folders it says i can not open (no permission as i am not the owner). Even i can not copy on external drive and then read these files. Please tell me how to restore my files as first step and then restore my system using CD of 10.04. Please tell me step by step.
For your information: All this happened when i was trying sbackup software on my system. I started taking backup, bur it kept on going on - as if computer kept on working (whether sbackup intimates in the end of backup process that it is finished - i do not know) i would have shut down the computer during backup process or would have removed some files thinking they are backups (i was only trying sbackup).
Please tell me step by step process (1) to restore my files and save them on my external hard disk and (2) to restore my system.
Thank you very much

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Best ajmal_82 (ajmal-82) said :

either close this or reinstall you os.thanks

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Desh Deepak (dr-deshdeepak) said :

Thanks ajmal_82, that solved my question.