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    Default Unable to do a lot of things (no better way to put it)

    I had Windows and Ubuntu dual-booted on my computer, installed Ubuntu to the wrong partition, and then ended up crashing both operating systems. I bought a CD drive online. To use it, i needed an operating system. So I installed Fedora 9 off of a USB Drive, and no I replaced that with OpenSUSE 11.1

    Anyway, Whenever I try to Add/Remove programs, it will try and boot itself up, then I get an error message saying-

    "System Management is locked by the application with pid 4345 (/usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base). Close the application before trying again."

    Is this particular application conflicting with old windows/fedora/ubuntu files? I found out I still have some from my D drive.

    On another note, how can I make OpenSUSE use all of my hard drive space? I noticed its on a seperate partition.

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    Default Re: Unable to do a lot of things (no better way to put it)

    "System Management is locked by the application with pid 4345 (/usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base). Close the application before trying again."
    In a terminal try
    sudo kill 4345

    Then try your add/remove again

    On another note, how can I make OpenSUSE use all of my hard drive space? I noticed its on a seperate partition.
    Do you mean you want it to use unallocated space on your harddrive?

    Anyway, to start with in a terminal type

    su
    password
    fdisk -l

    and post the results here

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    Default Re: Unable to do a lot of things (no better way to put it)

    Quote Originally Posted by nzlbob23 View Post
    In a terminal try
    sudo kill 4345

    Then try your add/remove again



    Do you mean you want it to use unallocated space on your harddrive?

    Anyway, to start with in a terminal type

    su
    password
    fdisk -l

    and post the results here
    This all worked great, thank you.

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    Default Re: Unable to do a lot of things (no better way to put it)

    Did you sort out giving openSUSE more space? The fdisk command I gave you just lists your current hard drive partitions.

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    Default Re: Unable to do a lot of things (no better way to put it)

    oh. I thought it did it for me. It says I have all my hard drive space. but I did reinstall it, and it asked me to unmount some of the partitions, so maybe thats why,

    And for the y2base, i just tried typing the kill and rebooting will not work, it just says a different pid.

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    Default Re: Unable to do a lot of things (no better way to put it)

    And for the y2base, i just tried typing the kill and rebooting will not work, it just says a different pid.
    Don't reboot after using kill, just give it a couple of seconds to kill the process then go ahead and do what you want with add/remove programs

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    Default Re: Unable to do a lot of things (no better way to put it)

    ahh.Thank you. It works now.

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    zaero28 NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to do a lot of things (no better way to put it)

    I had the same problem regarding application management being locked and suspected that it was the Updater Applet. I let the applet search for updates and once it found the updates and notified me, I went back to the application management via YaST and the error didn't show up anymore.

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