I sat down to these messages
then this one
so I tried rebooting in safe mode. I am able to get a root prompt but it will not startx.
I can ls all data on other partitions except /home/user but am unable to access any files. I get the DBus error trying to open anything.
of course everything is backed up except the critical stuff I want that happens to be in my home dir.
I haven't tried accessing anything with a live cd yet to verify that it is actually usable. am going to attempt that forthwith.
please tell there's a simple command I can run such as cp home or something to fix this.