Ubuntu 6.06

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by gtoman, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. gtoman

    gtoman New Member

    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.
    Any ideas?
    thanks, Jim
  2. Tortanick

    Tortanick New Member

    open a termianl and go to /home

    type ls --all

    what dose it say?
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Also, what's the output of
    df -h
  4. gtoman

    gtoman New Member

    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

    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?
  5. gtoman

    gtoman New Member

    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.
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    One of your partitions is full (I guess your main one, but you didn't post the mount point).

    You can try to change the partition size with
    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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