Hi i have this running, but when i log on with vnc it shows a gray GUI with an error.

/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with error status 256

i've already tried some suggestions related to this issue.
-chmod 1777 /tmp
-formating to ext2

to no avail

my question is, since this is a chroot session, are the changes that i make within chroot retained on the next boot?
should I be looking more at the bt start script?