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HOWTO: Recover Lost Disk Space - drs305 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1122670 HOWTO: Cleaning up all those unnecessary junk files... Well, I did just as you said and I found out that the permissions of /etc/fstab is read-write only for root. Search this Thread 08-21-2005, 10:28 PM #1 theo444 LQ Newbie Registered: Jul 2005 Location: Colorado Distribution: Slackware 10.2 Posts: 10 Rep: /etc/mtab problem = can't mount anything--cdrom,floppy,etc. Adv Reply Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Quick Navigation General Help Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums The his comment is here

We all start somewhere right? Please help! Last edited by theo444; 08-22-2005 at 03:29 PM. To correct the problem, resolve the "no space left on device" problem (i.e., remove unneeded files in the / filesystem) and then either reboot or repopulate the /etc/mtab file from the

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Bad root block 0. (--rebuild-tree did not complete) Aborted I tried 'reiserfsck --fix-fixable /dev/hda' but got a similar error message. theo444 View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by theo444 08-22-2005, 01:57 AM #6 NetRAVEN5000 Member Registered: May 2005 Distribution: Ubuntu

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For the install I'm using "archlinux-2009.08-netinstall-i686.img" from a 4 GB USB flash drive wrote from within Parted Magic (a LiveUSB distribution). Steve Roberts CFX 1 May 7, 2006 13:36 Fatal error Marco Melo CFX 2 May 2, 2005 13:34 Fatal Error luiz eduardo bittencourt sampaio OpenFOAM Running, Solving & CFD 2 February This is often the cause of disk space issues. Just off the top of my head...

So here is my issue, / is at 100%: Code: [email protected]:/# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/cciss/c0d0p1 129G 129G 0 100% / none 1.9G 232K 1.9G 1% Find More Posts by Master Fox 08-22-2005, 11:16 PM #11 theo444 LQ Newbie Registered: Jul 2005 Location: Colorado Distribution: Slackware 10.2 Posts: 10 Original Poster Rep: Sorry, it didn't Page 1 of 2 12 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of 11 Thread: Disk Space Issues.. Please help!

Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. Do I need to run 'reiserfsck --rebuild-tree' or something or would that only worsen the issue? Anyway, I also noticed that when I run "lilo", I've recently been getting the following error message (although I don't know if it has anything to do with the problem above): No luck there.

If you'd like to contribute content, let us know. this content Originally Posted by drs305 Not necessarily. That's all I can remember, besides finally getting samba working. I've searched all the forums already and haven't found anything quite like the error message I'm getting.

Wonder if it works with 0... By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. While, it appears the kernel is using the old ide-disk drivers (which list drives as hd*) rather than the newer libata drivers (which show up as sd*), but the installer is weblink http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=140920 Caution deborphan will delete anything you manually installed.

For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295 Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely. I recently tried to install a Retrospect backup client to my Scientific Lin ux 6.1 system. If you need to reset your password, click here.

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So far so good.Used pppoe-setup, entered everything accurately and ping -c 3 www.google.com returned ping results./arch/setupFrom the manual assignments I got these errors, one after another, in the center of the Offline Pages: 1 Index ┬╗Installation ┬╗[SOLVED] Error after error after error. theo444 View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by theo444 08-22-2005, 12:50 AM #4 NetRAVEN5000 Member Registered: May 2005 Distribution: Ubuntu In Konqueror, when I double-click on a cd drive to see what's inside, I get Could not mount device.

Tried creating the partitions from Parted Magic, and from the intergrated partitioning tool. Please help! --- Removed reply, it was basically a repeat of above posts entered while I was writing mine. --- Last edited by synexis; November 28th, 2011 at 10:01 PM. I'm sorry if this question has been answered already but I can't mount any of my cd drives or my floppy drive (or any other removeable media). check over here Find More Posts by gnashley Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Search this Thread Advanced Search Posting Rules You may not post new threads You may not post

So what am I doing wrong ? Yellin Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:59:29 -0700 You haven't said whether your root partition actually is full. User contributions on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International License. The time now is 20:05.

GOD !! Master Fox View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Visit Master Fox's homepage! Simply do the following command: df /tmp You should see something close to 100% of utilization for the partition hosting /tmp. Last edited by theo444; 08-22-2005 at 01:20 AM.

Pat Riehecky Re: [SCIENTIFIC-LINUX-USERS] boot p... NetRAVEN5000 View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Visit NetRAVEN5000's homepage! I don't think that it is the hard drives, since they're both reliable Seagate drives that I've been using for a while (though I can't get reiserfsck to check the reiserfs Oh yeah,...

theo444 View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by theo444 08-22-2005, 12:14 AM #2 NetRAVEN5000 Member Registered: May 2005 Distribution: Ubuntu Unmount any backup partition and then look at /backup and /backups. What happens if you try "mount /dev/sda3 /mnt" before starting the installer? Could not write to /etc/mtab.

I even booted Scientific Linux from the Live CD to fr ee some space deleting a number of old files, but this had no effect. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. what are the permissions on these two files? (right-click them in Konqueror and click "Properties") NetRAVEN5000 View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Visit NetRAVEN5000's I have another slack-box that I just got running and /etc/mtab exists on it and fstab is also set to read-write only for root on that computer.

I would guess it's a bug in the installer.