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Old 06-08-2002, 11:35 AM   #1
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Can't delete or list contents of an old kio_http cache,...


I have a problem.

I had lock-ups, which I partially solved, by moving the contents of my old .kde directory to the .Trash directory from within Gnome (nice to have around when KDE is acting up). Now I've solved the problem of the system rebooting when I connect to the internet with Konqueror, but something about the contents of my old /kio_http/cache/ subdirectories, specifically subdirectories /c and /h cause the system to hand and reboot when I try to delete them, look at them or otherwise access them. It doesn't matter if I'm root, su'd to root, or in the user account. It just reboots the system. I'm thinking that either my data was nerfed in there causing a Kernel Panic when I try to access it, or somhow an html/java virus was cached in there and is now trying to execute when I look at the directory.

Is there any way short of re-partitioning my /home partition to get rid of this problem??? I can't even look at the permissions of the .Trash directory without the system rebooting,...

This is very frustrating. I'd like to get rid of the contents of .Trash, but I can't,...

Can anyone help???
 
Old 06-08-2002, 09:43 PM   #2
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I've read something about ReiserFS vulnerability to long filenames,... Is it possible to delete a long filename once it has been deposited on the HD???

Does anyone know anything about fixing this???
 
Old 06-09-2002, 02:47 AM   #3
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A easy sollution would be to use a slackware Live! disc to boot up a new Linux system from the CD, then log in as root on that system, mount your /home partition of your normal system under /mnt, and delete what you need to delete from there, that's how i would do it. I dunno what distribution you have or if you have something like a Live! disc, a Linux rescue disc with a kernel should do it too.
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Old 06-09-2002, 03:00 AM   #4
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I use Mandrake 8.2,...

My (less then elegant) solution:

Copy my user directories (excepting of course the bad data) to my secondary windows partition (used for backups).
Use diskdrake to reformat the /home parition.
Transfer the data back to the /home partition.
Change the permissions to match the user who's directory it was.

A little like killing a fly with a sledgehammer...

Thanks for the reply though....
 
  


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