Laptop Recovery

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  1. OldManRiver

    OldManRiver New Member

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    All,

    Running Kbuntu on Aspire 7739 and got "disk full" errors. No longer get X-Win, so been deleting files, etc by hand via tty1 and command line.

    Should have enough space for a recovery so logged into "recovery" via grub menu, ran repairs and disk clean up and still can not get the system back.


    I had started a KDE/Kbuntu desktop, but no where near getting the configs the same.

    Would appreciate inputs as this was my primary computer and my desktop is not configured the same, so need to get back to work. Plan is to replace the existing 320GB HD with a 1TB drive after successful recovery.

    I have 1TB on the new desktop, but can no longer access the laptop as both samba and nfs went down with the errors.

    Thanks!

    OMR
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    sudo apt-get autoclean
    sudo apt-get clean

    http://ubuntugenius.wordpress.com/2...used-linux-kernel-headers-images-and-modules/
  3. OldManRiver

    OldManRiver New Member

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    arochester,

    Command:

    dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d' | xargs sudo

    produces error and reboot since have stdin disabled so can not login even from terminal.

    What next?

    OMR
  4. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    Can you Boot form a Linux LiveCD? Might have to copy/recover Home to an external Hard Drive and do a new install...
  5. OldManRiver

    OldManRiver New Member

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    arochester,

    The problem that disables "stdin" is not consistant. Grub will boot and I can select "recovery" but as soon as the recovery menu comes up stdin will not accept anything. Even the power button does not respond, so have to remove both power and the battery to hard reboot the laptop.

    Cheers!

    OMR
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    arochester,

    Can I recover the laptop by booting from CD/DVD version, using chroot, remove more files and correct existing errors?

    Cheers!

    OMR
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    OldManRiver New Member

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    All,

    Can I get some help here?

    OMR
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    arochester,

    The default Home directory contains less that 1% of data on this machine. Most is in either:

    files
    localhost

    Since my work is PHP Object Extension work.

    Going to attempt the LiveDVD boot, since nothing else is working!

    Going through the "system recovery"/"rescue mode" from the LiveDVD boot right now!

    Cheers!

    OMR

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