Unable to log on

Jonathan Kaye jdkaye10 at yahoo.es
Sun Aug 19 04:30:11 UTC 2007

Derek Broughton wrote:

> Jonathan Kaye wrote:
>> Mike Leech wrote:
>>> I am unable to log on to Ubuntu desktop.
> ...
>>> My guess is that I have failed to remove old backup files and that my my
>>> HD is filled.
>>> Can someone help.
>> You can boot up with a Live CD such as Knoppix, which doesn't depend on
>> your HD and do the clean up from there. Maybe Ubuntu's live CD works too
>> but I haven't tried it.
> Of _course_ it works :-)
> But much simpler would just be to boot into single-user mode - there
> should
> be an entry in the grub menu - and do it there.  It _should_ still be
> possible to do it as root.
Thanks Derek. That's good to know. From the OP I wasn't sure if he could log
on at all. I would have thought that if he could log in in recovery mode
then the answer would have been obvious. So I just assumed he couldn't log
onto his system, period. That's when the rescue disk/knoppix etc. come in
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