i'am having the same problem, in addition when i upload an image to default/images/my_picture.gif and then i navigate though the folders, the cms disapears.
2.- when i add a portlet to a page and i restart jboss the page stays the same as the original.
I thought you had done so already in another thread, "cms admin". Either you or gruenewa has mentioned something like - reference to resources in CMS. What I'd like to do is - from the doView() method in HelloWorldPortlet.java, load one index.html or index.jsp file. Could you help me out?