Hi folks, things were running fine until GNOME misbehaved;
GNOME failed to load telling me:
Install error, Configuration defaults for GNOME power manager have not been installed correctly.
ctrl alt f2
to the shell and check the logs in gdm and find this:
Could not ask power manager if user can suspend, launch helper exited with unknown return code 0.
gdm-simple-greeter: libgrade-warning:unexpected element inside
So I try
to see if another user will get the desktop; I get the error
cant create etc/passwd no space left on device.
and get the following
sda8 45% used
sda9 35% used
sda1 49% used
sda5 12% used
/dev 1% used
I insert a usb drive to prepare for back up; Run
on the shell to get the usb device name;
mount -t usbfs /dev/sdb /proc/bus/usb
to mount the device.
I end up with:
Cant create lock file /etc/mtab~ 4610 No space left on device(use -n flag to override)
and see 9 partitionitions
partition1 is HPFS/NTFS and bootable
partition2 is W95 Ext`d(LBA)
partition3 is unknown and empty
partition4 is also unknown and empty
partition5 is HPFS/NTFS
partition6 is W95 FAT 16(LBA)
partition7 is Linux swap /solaris
partition8 is Linux
partition9 is Linux
again to check which ones are loaded at boot up time and get
partition8 ext3 on /
partition9 ext3 on /home
partition1 on /windows/C
partition5 on /windows/D
plus some other file systems mounted at boot up, but not mapping to any physical partitionition.
fsck -t ext3 /dev/sda9
on partition9 and get warnings because its mounted, so I chicken out and try
and run into the error:
cant create lock file /etc/mtab~4832 no space left on device (use -n flag to override)
Good thing is there is a
the file system for the device mounted on root.
Since space is a problem, I
mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sda6
on partition6 which is not mounted at boot up time and try to
mount -t ext3 /dev/sda6 /home/Boss
I still get the error
cant create lock file /etc/mtab~4735 no space left on device (use -n flag to override
for package update tells me
cant open /var/run/zypp.pid in mode w
for power management tells me its not even recognised as a command.
Please all help is highly appreciated.