I have a interesting and strange problem. I am not sure if anyone here has any experience with Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux but my problem relates to that product.
I am running 11.2 openSUSE and after installing the latest version of the Kaspersky product in question, I went ahead and restarted the machine. At the logon screen, when clicking my user name to log in, the password box would not display.
I tried clicking on the other option and trying it that way and after putting my name in the username box, the machine just started thinking and thinking and nothing happens.
I also tried logging in through terminal service but it would not recognize my password to be correct.
I really need to log into my username since I have important files on that Linux partition. I tried mounting this partition in Windows since I have a dual boot setup but I can only view the folders of the partition and not the contents.
If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it, thanks alot.
I don’t know about anti-virus for linux, have been in the linux world for over 10 years now, never have seen a truely serious threat from this side. Others are going to say this too: it’s not much use, linux is not windows.
IMHO you should uninstall K’s anti-virus. Or see which solutions K provides in their linux forums.
How did you install K ?
To backup your files: Download a livecd, boot from it, mount the partition containing your data, write them to USB-disk.
If you followed defaults during install, /home will be on a separate partition, a reinstall would at least solve the problem with K, your /home should remain untouched.
Just have a few questions. Does it matter what LiveCD it is? Does it have to be 11.2 or can it be 11.3? Just wanted to clear that up.
Also when booting with a LiveCD, do I go to the LiveCD option or Hard Disk? And if I do the LiveCD option, how would I mount the partition I want to access? If I can get those answered I am sure I can take the rest from there.
I have never tried to install Linux on a partition that already contains a copy of Linux. Is it possible to overwrite another existing installation of Linux and also where does it give the option of creating a separate /home folder during the installation?
OpenSuse creates a separate home by default on a normal install.
At the point that the installer recommends a partition scheme you can select expert mode and define how and where things go. TO over write the install partition be sure it is set to mount as / and that format is selected. If this is the first home partition then it too should be formated and mounted as /home. If you want to preserve a previous home partition you do NOT format the home partition.