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Old 09-17-2004, 11:12 AM   #1
piagetblix
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Out of space, Can't log in??


I recently installed ubuntu linux. It works great. Except for the problem of being able to read my mp3's on my fat32 partition. I had to change to root in terminal and copy them over throught the CLI. When I browse them in nautilus they are listed as 'unknown file types'. SO after copying them over manually I can no longer log in as my user.

-It says the GDM cant log me in and that I may be out of space.

-Did I goof and fill up my home directory? How do I log in as root and change it?

-It wont allow root to log in to the gui screen.

- I tried booting with a knoppix disk and it mounts as read-only, not allowing me to move my files.

thanks,
 
Old 09-17-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
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Hi!

Do you feel comfortable using the command line? Try booting again with the Knoppix CD and open a terminal window. You probably need to be root, but I don't remember the defaut root password for Knoppix. But the command to get root access is
# su

Then figure out how Knoppix has mounted your hard disk:
# mount

You could see what partitions are on your hard disk:
# /sbin/fdisk -l (that's a lower-case L, for list)

Unmount the partition where your home user is. (Change hda1 as appropriate)
# umount /dev/hda1

Remount the partition read-write.
# mount -t ext3 -o rw /dev/hda1 /mnt/something

Fdisk told you what file system to mount as (ext3 in my example). The '-o rw' is for mounting read-write. The partition name comes next and after that a mount point. The mount point is just an empty directory. Use the same as Knoppix did.

Is this all Greek to you? This is the best explanation I can give. Come back here if this is incomprehensible.

Good luck!
Martin
 
Old 09-17-2004, 11:32 AM   #3
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Thanks,

I am familar with using the cli a bit. I will try that in a few hours when I get home.

Again thanks for your patience and knowledge.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 11:41 AM   #4
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GDM is setup as default to not let root login. You can change this from the login screen. Find the options (is it in session or.?....) From the security tab you can change this.
Otherwise you can change to another window. Press Ctrl+Alt+F2 . Now you can login as root and make the changes. If you want a more nice way to handle files install MC (apt-get install mc) now you have Midnight Commander to move around and move/delete the files you need. When you want to return to X press Alt+F7
 
  


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