Unable to log on

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 21 17:04:22 UTC 2007

On 08/21/2007 09:35 AM, NoOp wrote:
> On 08/17/2007 05:34 PM, Matthew Voss wrote:
>> I had the exact same problem. Is your disk full? That was my problem. It
>> could also be that your home folders are not owned by you. Use chown to
>> correct this problem. You will be able to log in in terminal using
>> Ctrl+Alt+F6.
>> Goo
> Sbackup seems to be going around... I'd forgotten that I'd installed it
> on my son's computer & for the past several months it's apparently been
> happily storing backup files in /var/backup. Last night it managed to
> fill the entire disk. So, thinking that I could resolve the problem, I
> booted into Knoppix, deleted some about 1Gb of unnecessary files & tried
> rebooting. The system did an fschk and now halts on 'bad block or
> duplicate block in use', and after awhile it continues to the dreaded
> 'read only mode, type Control-D or enter root password' prompt.
> I can log in as root, but what to do next?
> Also; the system is dual boot & I can boot windows (or as I mentioned
> knoppix) and see that the drive is intact, so I'm thinking that when I
> first deleted files with knoppix I changed some permissions on the drive.

Sorry for answering my own... as root I did a manual fsck, crossed my
fingers & allowed it to fix everything & rebooted.  All is well now & my
first stop is to completely remove sbackup.

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