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Old 05-25-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
rowelyn
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Unhappy Help Me


hi!

got trouble with my computer.. the computer will not run because there is not enough space in the desktop i guess. how can i access my computer? how will it run? how to remove some files on it?

please help me.
 
Old 05-25-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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WTF are you talking about?
Are you getting an error? if so, what is it?
What OS/Distro? Ubuntu?
Can you open a terminal?
 
Old 05-25-2010, 11:36 PM   #3
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Smile thanks for the reply

the OS is Ubuntu and im getting an error. I can't open a terminal. I will just say that there is no space. I can't log in.

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WTF are you talking about?
Are you getting an error? if so, what is it?
What OS/Distro? Ubuntu?
Can you open a terminal?
 
Old 05-25-2010, 11:46 PM   #4
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another problem in my computer sir, it says GNU GRUB version 1.97`beta then if i enter the Ubuntu Linux 2.6.31-14-generic, the monitor was blank empty. what's the possible problem on this sir? i want to reformat it but it will not read the cd as well.

thank you so much
 
Old 05-25-2010, 11:49 PM   #5
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No space? Can you boot into single user mode instead of full desktop? If yes then you can run df -h and du and see.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 12:36 AM   #6
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another problem in my computer sir, it says GNU GRUB version 1.97`beta then if i enter the Ubuntu Linux 2.6.31-14-generic, the monitor was blank empty. what's the possible problem on this sir? i want to reformat it but it will not read the cd as well.

thank you so much.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 04:16 AM   #7
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the possible reason i think is the disk space, as linuxlover.chaitanya suggested boot your machine in safe mode and run df -h
empty the trash first and then check the space again still if the disk is full then delete data
 
Old 05-26-2010, 04:17 AM   #8
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Quote:
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WTF are you talking about?
Are you getting an error? if so, what is it?
What OS/Distro? Ubuntu?
Can you open a terminal?
well, first of all, smeezekitty, this is not the way to talk to anybody who is new to Linux or LQ and who has come to gain any kind of knowledge from LQ, we should welcome the people who are asking questions (whether noobish or foolish questions), hope you wont mind it.


rowelyn, it seems that OS on your PC is corrupted, the best way to troubleshoot a linux machine is its single user mode or a rescue environment which runs through OS installation disk. If your system cant read the CD, then it might be a hardware or some BIOS kind of issue.

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Old 05-26-2010, 05:10 AM   #9
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WTF are you talking about?
IMHO, the word in bold was not necessary.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 07:30 AM   #10
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ok here is what you do step by step

1. you take a bootable disk such as a live boot cd, a rescue disk, or an install disk (they will all do the same thing)

2. go in to rescue mode if you have a rescue disk or if you have a live boot cd just open up a command promt

3. run the "fdisk -l" command to see where your "/" or root directory is. an example will be "/dev/sda2" or "/dev/hda1" what ever it is you will need it for the next step

4. type in the commmand "mount /dev/sda2 /media" this will allow your linux boot disk to read your hdd so you can access it.

5. now cd into your /media directory with the command "cd /media" then run and "ls" command and you will see you file system

you can run a du -f command to find out what is going on like the last guy said and just delete the large file that is taking up all of the space on your computer once you have cleaned out some of the stuff you can reboot your computer and it will start up. If it does not start up then just go back and do it again and delet more stuff until you can boot up your computer. More than likly you do not have to delet a lot just a few hundred mg maybe.

if this helped plese thank me by clicking the "thanks" button at the bottom right corner of my message box. Thanks

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Old 05-26-2010, 08:54 AM   #11
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no response

I hesitate to be the harbinger of bad news (does it work on a live cd?) but looks like your graphics card, controller, is bust. It is unusual not to get any response; at least you should see a recursive curser. 'Too full' might be the cause but then you would need to know the specs of said computer. I can only agree with the comments about being civil as the reverse does not help anyone.

Fred.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 11:46 AM   #12
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yes, it does work on a live cd. All you have to do is open up a terminal and put in the correct commands and you can do anything
 
Old 05-26-2010, 11:09 PM   #13
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yes, it does work on a live cd. All you have to do is open up a terminal and put in the correct commands and you can do anything
edward dude, the OP has mentioned that his pc cant read the CD....that means he cannot boot from any kind of disk.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 04:46 AM   #14
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Smile thank you

hi there..thanks to all your replies.. i haven't tried it yet since i was not in my workplace. actually, i'm really new in linux, and i'm the incharge of our computer laboratory in school, two computers were in trouble and i'm trying to figure it out.

thank you so much for all your suggestions, i'll try it when i get back to our school.

i'll keep you posted if it works.

my biggest thanks again.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 06:03 AM   #15
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boot a liveCD or other form of bootable medium. If the CD drive is the problem, get a new one. Or borrow one from a system that does work. All you need is a screw driver and a second system to borrow from in most cases. Put it all back when you're done. On some of my systems I'll actually install a second distro on another partition to rescue with. If you don't have access to a replacement CD-ROM drive, perhaps slapping a second HDD in there and booting from it could help.

It sounds like your / partition is full. Booting into something else capable of reading and manipulating the / partition will give you enough access to move / delete things to get back into the main system. /var/log/* /usr/share/doc/* and even /home/* are good candidates for removing stuff for a quick fix. It will likely be a recurring problem if you don't identify what's the root cause. Putting /home/ on it's own partition should protect the rest of the system from torrent overload. Or allocate more space for your linux install to make it go longer between crisis's. And various means to an end.
 
  


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