Hi, the last thing I did was setting up some VMWare Virtual Machine and editing the Java-related symlinks - anyway,
my existing 6.06 installation appears to have been corrupted.
First, /etc/passwd was missing. I used a Knoppix Live CD in order to restore a backup of it.
Now, I'm able to login again.
In Gnome, there was an error message (in a dialog window), "HAL not available" (sorry, it's not the literal message), however, any hardware appears to work - as well as any applications work, including my /home settings.
There are some things that don't work yet:
In a terminal, the prompt appears like,
I have no name!@ubuntu:~$
(I can still logon and become root by sudo'ing), and under System / Administration, the section "Groups and Users" is missing.
Under System / Administration, there used to be more submenus, i.e., "Services".
Also, currently, there are no system logs.
Any ideas? - I read the Ubuntu Live CD had a Repair option, however, I think some of the missing settings are custom ones (i.e., /etc/passwd would not be repairable).