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Old 25th July 2006, 01:24
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i have ubuntu 6.06. when i try to login i get an error msg saying:

"GDM couldnt write to your authorization file. this could mean that you are out of disk space or your home directory couldnt be opened for writing. in any case, it is not possible to login in. contact your system administrator."

i tried it a couple more times and it keeps doing the same thing. by the way, it's on a 120 GB hard drive.
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thanks, Jim
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Old 25th July 2006, 09:01
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open a termianl and go to /home

type ls --all

what dose it say?
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Old 26th July 2006, 09:36
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Also, what's the output of
Code:
df -h
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Old 28th July 2006, 01:09
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Thanks for ur help. heres what it shows after i type df -h at the shell prompt:

Filesystem Size used avail use mounted on
/dev/hdb8 2.9GB 2.9GB 0 100%
varrun 565M 112k 565M 1% /var/run
varlock 565M 4.0k 565M 1% /var/lock
udev 565M 180k 565M 1% /udev
devshm 565M 0 565M 0% /dev/shm
lrm 565M 22M 544M 4% /lib/modules/2.6.15-23-amd64-generic
/volatile


it looks like Ubuntu is taking up all the hard drive space that is shown as only 2.9GB in size?? how can i check the partition sizes and enlarge the one with Ubuntu on it?
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Old 28th July 2006, 01:15
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also, Ubuntu is the only OS on this hard drive which is why i thought Ubuntu would be showing the whole 120GB of space to use, not just 2.9GB.
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Thanks for ur help. heres what it shows after i type df -h at the shell prompt:

Filesystem Size used avail use mounted on
/dev/hdb8 2.9GB 2.9GB 0 100%
One of your partitions is full (I guess your main one, but you didn't post the mount point).


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it looks like Ubuntu is taking up all the hard drive space that is shown as only 2.9GB in size?? how can i check the partition sizes and enlarge the one with Ubuntu on it?
Thanks,Jim
You can try to change the partition size with
Code:
cfdisk
but keep in mind that this could result in loss of data (but what other possibility do you have apart from a reinstall? ).
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