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    Default opensuse 13.1 suddenly boots in bottle

    After noticing very high cpu performance (without any reason) i shutted down, a crash message appeared (didnt remember wich). I sended report but then the mashine didnt shut down and two "ok" green messages appeared for a long time. I pushed alt ctrl del and now starts with the message:
    Welcome to opensuse 13.1 "bottle"-kernel 3.11.10.7-desktop (tty1). Any idea for what should i do please?

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    Default Re: opensuse 13.1 suddenly boots in bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by phaethon View Post
    I pushed alt ctrl del and now starts with the message:
    Welcome to opensuse 13.1 "bottle"-kernel 3.11.10.7-desktop (tty1). Any idea for what should i do please?
    My VT reports the same. What's the problem?

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    Default Re: opensuse 13.1 suddenly boots in bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    My VT reports the same. What's the problem?
    I guess the problem is that the system is booting to text mode instead of graphical mode, right?

    Well, what graphics card/drivers are you using?

    Does "Recovery Mode" work? (in "Advanced Options" in the boot menu)

    Probably you shut down your system when it was installing updates? That's always a bad idea.

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    It doesnt start on desktop. I tried startx as super user . It tries to start normally but then the message 'low disk space in folder home' appears . I chose the option to open file managerto free some space and nothong happens. I get a black screen. What are the steps that i should do to recover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaethon View Post
    It doesnt start on desktop. I tried startx as super user . It tries to start normally but then the message 'low disk space in folder home' appears . I chose the option to open file managerto free some space and nothong happens.
    OK, then your / partition is full I suppose. (root's home directory is on the / partition, whereas a normal user's home directory normally is on a separate partition called /home)

    So try to make some space there.

    Things that should be safe to delete:
    everything in /tmp/ and /var/tmp/, /var/cache/zypp/.

    You could do that in text mode, by using "rm" or a filemanager like mc (I'm not sure if that is installed by default though).

    That should hopefully give you enough space for logging in at least.

    You can check the free space on your / partition with:
    Code:
    df -h /

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    Default Re: opensuse 13.1 suddenly boots in bottle

    Seems to be solved.
    The steps that I followed was:
    df -h
    and found that the dev/sda7 was full of space

    cd /var/log
    ll -rSh

    and found that the largest files were the "warn" and "messages" files
    then

    cp /dev/null warn
    cp /dev/null messages
    alt ctrl del

    and now i managed to start normally in my desktop as usual.
    The thing is to find out what caused the problem

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    Default Re: opensuse 13.1 suddenly boots in bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by phaethon View Post
    cp /dev/null warn
    cp /dev/null messages
    You could have just deleted them as well:
    Code:
    rm messages warn
    and now i managed to start normally in my desktop as usual.
    The thing is to find out what caused the problem
    Yes. You only fixed the symptom, i.e. disk full. If you don't fix the cause, it might happen again.
    Since you purged the files, there is no way to see what they did contain though.

    Maybe keep an eye of their size, and have a look at their content when they start to grow too big again.

    Btw, how big were they?

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    Default Re: opensuse 13.1 suddenly boots in bottle

    On 2014-05-03 14:26, phaethon wrote:

    > and now i managed to start normally in my desktop as usual.
    > The thing is to find out what caused the problem


    Well, you should have looked inside those files to find out! Now that
    you deleted the logs, you can not find out the reason.

    To read the files you could have used "less filename".

    "Hopefully", the problem will still be there and the logs will start to
    fill up again.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: opensuse 13.1 suddenly boots in bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    You could have just deleted them as well:
    Code:
    rm messages warn

    Yes. You only fixed the symptom, i.e. disk full. If you don't fix the cause, it might happen again.
    Since you purged the files, there is no way to see what they did contain though.

    Maybe keep an eye of their size, and have a look at their content when they start to grow too big again.

    Btw, how big were they?
    both of them 13 GB. Thanks for the interest.

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    Default Re: opensuse 13.1 suddenly boots in bottle

    On 2014-05-03 18:56, phaethon wrote:
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    > wolfi323;2641003 Wrote:



    >> Maybe keep an eye of their size, and have a look at their content when
    >> they start to grow too big again.
    >>
    >> Btw, how big were they?

    >
    > both of them 13 GB. Thanks for the interest.


    Well, typically something was seriously wrong and writing thousands of
    entries to the log, probably repeated. It is just a question of having a
    look at the logs and find out what are those repeated entries.

    And probably, it also happened after the logs were rotated the last
    time. If not, have a look at the old, compressed, rotated logs, to see
    if you find unusual things there.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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