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Old 02-16-2020, 09:27 AM   #1
MrZero
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Kali linux amd64 Full DIsck Space after a wrong Backup


Hello Community, First I congratulate you all in advance for all the help for previous issues whit my distro, some of your posts add the solution for some pertinent issues in my Kali distro.

My problem is simple to resolve I believe so but I don't have the skills so I seek your help. I used photorec to recover pics, JPEGs, etc and somehow I didn't choose well what was meant to recover so what happened was that I copy more files that I was needing and the result was 0 space in Linux Kali amd64 2020 hard drive.

I´m in love whit Kali and I don't want to reinstall it again because this distro was incredible working fine and stable in roll up and actions.

Main problem: I can log in but redirect´s me again to login panel to insert login user/pass and keeps doing it.

Question: It´s there any away to release disk space from inside win10 like Kali whit that mount system? I have dual-boot UEFI.

This was a big mistake not to pay attention to recover destination
I was trying to remove backup folders created, but didn't give me permission even being the root, so I reboot to win10 to try to find a solution. I feel dumb, zero disk space.....

Thank you all kind regards for all of you brilliant minds!!
 
Old 02-17-2020, 02:32 AM   #2
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that is a good reason to avoid kali. see also here: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ad-4175614092/

Anyway, you need to boot another linux distro (for example using an usb stick) and remove the unwanted directories.
 
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Old 02-17-2020, 05:27 AM   #3
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Main problem: I can log in but redirect´s me again to login panel to insert login user/pass and keeps doing it.
Launching a distro (such as Kali) from live media is certainly a solution, but can't you boot into multi-user or single-user mode and remove the files from there?

Last edited by berndbausch; 02-17-2020 at 05:28 AM.
 
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Old 02-20-2020, 03:03 PM   #4
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Hi all, thank you all for feedback, only today I had time to comeback.

I fixed next day, I made ctrl-alt F1 and enter in root "$ sudo Startx" and only deleted the backup folder, after this I reboot and I get inside again.

Now I have the system running very fine. Now the next adventure itś install my fav "Blockbuster" Stremio without broke Kali installation.

I am about one Month testing Kali I made on purpose many different kinds of installs, I might made about 600 Kali installs, during that period only bad partition making methods made Kali bad results, normal installs whit the correct partition I only notice problems, only 2 times in full screen videos it crashed the system whit green flickering monitor stripes. this is a very old Compaq series whit a disgrace of components like a dual core Pentium and a NVIDIA 9200M series I believe, at windows almost explode whit 2 tabs open in Mozilla (Processor generation and arch. ram and age...), but whit Kali I notice a good difference. The system seams to be pretty good!!

Be well all!
Kind regards Mr.Zero Noobice!!
 
Old 02-20-2020, 08:03 PM   #5
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Some seem to think this Kali (can I even whisper the name?) is the “nuclear football”.
It’s a free app from the internet installed on your computer which presumably you own.
If you screw up the first time pop the installation USB back in and re-install as many times as you need to.
As long as you’re not trying to do something dumb like hack into your neighbors wifi connection you’ll survive the experience.
I installed Kali on a ThinkPad laptop and played with it to see what the big thrill was.
Made a few mistakes but that’s how you learn.
Neither the computer nor the universe at large collapsed.
After the novelty wore off (soon) I overwrote it with Linux Mint which was much more useful to me.
Big deal.
 
Old 02-20-2020, 08:13 PM   #6
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It’s not a “nuclear football”. The problem is people think it’s cool so want to install it but fail to realize it has a specific purpose and was never designed to be used as a daily desktop. Then they ask for help for something they should have read up on first.
 
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Old 02-21-2020, 01:25 AM   #7
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Kali is a specialized distro (like - for example - a trolleybus is a very special kind of vehicle).
I bought a trolleybus and keep it in my garage. Played with it to see what the big thrill was. Made a few mistakes but that’s how you learn. Neither the trolleybus nor the traffic (in NYC) at large collapsed. After the novelty wore off (soon) I bought a regular car which was much more useful to me. Big deal.
 
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:14 AM   #8
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It’s not a “nuclear football”. The problem is people think it’s cool so want to install it but fail to realize it has a specific purpose and was never designed to be used as a daily desktop. Then they ask for help for something they should have read up on first.
Then you either help the guy out or you don't ... your choice.
Again ... big deal.
 
Old 02-21-2020, 07:10 AM   #9
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It is an interesting question. The newbies here often get the answer/suggestion: use another OS, not kali (like mint). They often say it is not help and this is not the direction they want to follow. But actually they cannot use kali (that's why they are here), so better to switch to something more user friendly distro. Or should I help him/her to stuck again at the next step?
Not a big deal....your choice.
 
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Old 02-21-2020, 03:06 PM   #10
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That's the beauty about virtual reality.
Screw up and make a mess then wipe the disk, reinstall and start all over again.
No real world casualties. Unlike Windows Linux distros cost $0.
I've had some fantastic unworkable, insane, concoctions on my play (learning) computers.
Double, triple boots and more ... some worked ... some didn't ... who cares?
No need to take ourselves so seriously.
Life doesn't need to be so intense.
Experiment around, have fun, learn something.
Then reformat, reinstall and do it allover again.
Ain't life wonderful?
 
Old 02-22-2020, 02:25 AM   #11
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Now I have the system running very fine. Now the next adventure itś install my fav "Blockbuster" Stremio without broke Kali installation.
This is just so wrong...
But yeah, MrZero, you are free to do that, you don't need anybody's permission to convert your boat into a car to be able to buy snacks from the corner shop.

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Then you either help the guy out or you don't ... your choice.
Again ... big deal.
Yet you keep on posting, not helping either.
 
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Old 02-22-2020, 05:04 AM   #12
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The thing that I see about people trying to use Kali is that the vast majority of them know little about operating systems in general and are trying to do things that Kali wasn't meant to do. Add to that the fact that Kali is incredibly well documented, has had documentation available freely online for years and specifically discourages the use of Kali by inexperienced users. Most of the threads I've seen are cases where the OP is using Kali for purposes it was not intended such as video streaming?? Seems like a combination of illiteracy or laziness in a lot of these threads. In any case, I don't think it's much to worry about as many of the questions are related to the persons inability to connect to the internet.
 
Old 02-22-2020, 07:12 AM   #13
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Hi all, thank you all for feedback, only today I had time to comeback.

I fixed next day, I made ctrl-alt F1 and enter in root "$ sudo Startx" and only deleted the backup folder, after this I reboot and I get inside again.

Now I have the system running very fine. Now the next adventure itś install my fav "Blockbuster" Stremio without broke Kali installation.

I am about one Month testing Kali I made on purpose many different kinds of installs, I might made about 600 Kali installs, during that period only bad partition making methods made Kali bad results, normal installs whit the correct partition I only notice problems, only 2 times in full screen videos it crashed the system whit green flickering monitor stripes. this is a very old Compaq series whit a disgrace of components like a dual core Pentium and a NVIDIA 9200M series I believe, at windows almost explode whit 2 tabs open in Mozilla (Processor generation and arch. ram and age...), but whit Kali I notice a good difference. The system seams to be pretty good!!

Be well all!
Kind regards Mr.Zero Noobice!!
Have fun with your Kali.
If army helicopters are hovering over your house and the FBI has your street cordoned off you probably went too far.
 
  


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