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Removed W7 and Installed 11.04 I had tried the Live CD before committing to do a full install and everything worked fine. All the problem issues were never a problem because it worked out of the box.

After the install and setting the user configuration I allowed the dist-upgrade and of coarse did all the little tweaks, as I wanted to get the desktop "just right".

It was perfect until I rebooted the first time, after setting up the desktop. Now ALL the configuration is gone. Once more I resort to make the desktop perfect and usable. Again, after reboot, those settings/configuration is lost.

EDIT: Default configuration, no separated "/" "/home" just installed all to one partition.

Thanks in advance for your answers.

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Is this just with settings, or all files? Say, if you put something on your desktop is it still there when you reboot? – Chuck R Feb 18 '12 at 18:51
Its not affecting files themselves. It is affecting links. So if I make a shortcut from my /home/USER/some_file to the desktop its gone on reboot. – Ringtail Feb 18 '12 at 19:03
That's a stumper. What you might try doing is backing up your home folder, if possible, and doing a clean install of 11.10. Make sure you set the same username as before and then migrate your home folder back to the new install. Beyond that I'm afraid without examining your box I can't be of much help. – Chuck R Feb 18 '12 at 20:43
I think the problem resides in the .HIDDEN folders somewhere. – Ringtail Feb 18 '12 at 20:58
True, settings are generally stored in "hidden" dot files/folders. But he's saying even .desktop files (shortcuts) are getting erased. It's very odd. I've seen cases where people use the same partition for multiple installations of Linux (which is a bad idea and could cause things like this - kind of), but he makes no mention of his setup. – Chuck R Feb 18 '12 at 21:00
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found the .config folder corrupted

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