[Bug 35217] Re: no indication when login fails due to lack of disk space

Vincenzo Ciancia vincenzo_ml at yahoo.it
Fri Dec 1 22:02:08 UTC 2006


A way to log in must be provided anyway, I don't think it is acceptable
for all ubuntu users to be able to log in inside a virtual console and
type commands to remove files - at least, my mother would not be able to
do so but she's able to use a graphical interface. We should identify
what files must be necessarily created in order to log in and mount a
ramfs ad-hoc for those files. Or the free disk space reserved to root
could be perhaps used for the purpose (by writing some setuid program,
but this would perhaps create more problems than it would solve).

The priority of this bug should be raised: if my disk is full, I can't
log in (at least in the GUI) so how do I delete files? This is similar
to nautilus-cd-burner not burning on the fly: I decide to write my files
to DVD since I am running out of disk space, and I can't write files to
DVD since I am running out of disk space.

Not willing to be polemic in any case :) just want to point out that
this is an important bug.

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no indication when login fails due to lack of disk space
https://launchpad.net/bugs/35217




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