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Old 05-27-2019, 10:58 AM   #1
Bitin Dawg
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Will not boot. Presents log in page for password, but will not boot.


Was working fine, but now have a boot problem. The cause, I think, is that I overfilled the boot drive and it now has no drive space available in which to perform the function of booting.

To set the scene; Is a new computer with a 240GB SSD boot and OS drive. Has a 2 TB Sata drive with four partitions.

Apparently, the harddrive partition have not been used. Not sure why.
 
Old 05-27-2019, 11:12 AM   #2
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The cause, I think, is that I overfilled the boot drive and it now has no drive space available in which to perform the function of booting.
Yeah, this sounds like the culprit. Perhaps allocating more memory will help.

Last edited by Contrapak; 05-27-2019 at 12:00 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2019, 11:20 AM   #3
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You will need to post more details or any response you get will be no more than a guess. First, which of the hundreds of different Linux distributions available are you using? Which version/release of that distribution? Is this the only OS on the computer? What warning/error messages do you get when you try to boot? You refer to a 'boot drive', does that mean you have your boot files on a separate partition? Some Linux systems will automatically remove some old kernels, others don't. If you have a separate boot partition, how big is it? You indicate you have an SSD and a Sata drive but not what is on either?

Are you unable too boot? Do you have the install media of the Linux system you installed or any other Linux USB/DVD?
 
Old 05-27-2019, 09:13 PM   #4
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You test your theory by booting to a Live CD of something, mounting the partitions on your HDD, and checking the disk usage.
 
  


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