Kevin, Alas that is what I want to avoid, all my files are still on the HDD nice and safely, I can see them if I look through the terminal mode while running the live CD, so all I want to do is restore/update/replace (not sure which one here) the X Server part that is not working on the OS loading.
I've resolved the GRUB issue, it's just this damn X Server issue I'm having, resolving the fdisk issue has not fixed the OS, if I run the OS it stops telling me:
Could not start the X
server (your graphical environment)
due to some internal error
Please contact your system administrator
or check your syslog to diagnose.
In the meantime this display will be
disabled. Please restart GDM when
the problem is corrected
If I run the recovery mode, the dpkg loads OK but the xfix - try to fix X server doesn't,
it comes up with this message:
cp:cannot create regular file 'etx/X11.xorg.conf.20090606115807' read-only file system
This is where I am now stuck, it should be just a case of replacing/editing the affected files on my HDD with the working files on my live CD, I think... can anyone help here? Thanks!