I am a mint user for a few months now and am convinced it is the best desktop dist for non technical people such as myself. Unfortunately whilst playing around I stupidly ignored warnings whilst using "kleansweep" and have deleted some things I shouldn-t have and now Mint won"t boot. On booting I first get the message
" graphics file "/etc/grub/message.mint" missing, press a key to continue....
I then get a modified version of the dual boot screen where I select between vista or Mint. On selecting Mint, at first the mint loading screen appears as normal (splash?) but then screen goes black and I get the following message
195 : can-t open /etc/default/rcS
error: /etc/init.d/rc exited outside expected code flow
init: rcS main process (2529) terminated with status 2
This message is then repeated, and then I am left with a blinking cursor.
Fortunately perhaps, yesterday I installed the new ubuntu using wubi inside vista just to try it out ( wubi would be a great addition to Mint by the way!), and therefore I have access to my mint partition from inside Ubuntu, everything seems to be still there if only I could boot into it. I can even go to the kleansweep back up files I made but don,t know how to reinstate them. I could reinstall mint as I have all my personal files backed up but would rather not. If only because I don.t want to loose all my e mails from thunderbird ( is there a way of salvaging these?)
I would be very very grateful to anyone prepared to spend the time to help me recover from this problem , I promise not to be so stupid in future!