Hello Backtrack users,
I often read through these forums and have learned a lot from you all, now there is something i cannot seem to find via these forums or google and worse i think its probably something quite simple.

I have been happily using and tweaking backtrack 5 for sometime now, i have learned many things about security and linux in general. Curious about upgrading, i eventually did a dist-upgrade. However i seem to have failed to do any of this first.

/etc/init.d/apache2 stop
/etc/init.d/cups stop
/etc/init.d/winbind stop

update-rc.d -f cups remove
update-rc.d -f apache2 remove
update-rc.d -f winbind remove

Now backtrack no longer boots. it hangs at

"starting web server apache2 [OK]"

so my question is, how can i do the above from outside the OS and disable the startup programs that seem to be preventing backtrack from loading. i have no recovery option in grub as i removed them to present a polished look (yeah i know, bad idea)

If this issue has been covered in a previous thread, then i apologise as i have missed it. Please point me in the right direction.