Latest updates broke my E

Martin Webster lists at
Fri Aug 6 18:35:08 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-08-06 at 12:32 -0500, Billie Walsh wrote:

> > First, do you mean /temp or /tmp? If it's the later it could be that
> > your /tmp partition is full and is preventing things from working
> > correctly.
> >
> > IIRC you should be able to skip the disk check and boot into Ubuntu.
> > Do this and then check /tmp for space.

> If I recall it was "temp" but then again I may have read "temp" when
> it said tmp.

Ubuntu does not have /temp. So unless you've previously created such a
folder or mounted another filesystem to /temp it's quite possible that
you're talking about the /tmp folder.

Also, it's worth noting that after update manager last run on my netbook
I received a warning about low disk space. Clearing /tmp sorted this for
me. Running out of space could be the cause of your problem.

> Either way "Skip" just drops into a little flashing "_" and nothing
> else.

If you can't bypass the disk check I suggest you use the Ubuntu CD (if
you have a CD drive for your netbook) or a flash drive. From the
terminal type the following and review the output:

sudo fdisk -1
sudo df -h

If it's not evident that space is the problem post the output. If you're
out of space you can safely delete the contents of /tmp and reboot.

As ever,

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