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Nick Brohman
March 8th, 2010, 08:06 AM
I have a block of 85 GB of a failed remastersys back-up and it is preventing me from up-dating my OS.

What do i do to remove this from my HD ?

zvacet
March 8th, 2010, 01:18 PM
If it is folder then delete it.You can use rm command from terminal but be careful with that.Read this (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/BashScripting) twice before use command.If you made partition for remastersys then delete that partition with Ubuntu live CD or with Gparted live CD. (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/)

Nick Brohman
March 8th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Thank you, it looks like I'll have to take this slowly...

How do I determine if it is a folder ?

I'm not computer savvy, yet.

I should have said that I read the link in the above post, twice and used the rm command only to be told that remastersys does not exist, yet I have seen it in the files in my home directory.

I did not create the remastersys partition, just followed instructions....as it stands now, I won't be up-grading to any other Ubuntu until this problem is resolved.

Nick Brohman
March 8th, 2010, 02:17 PM
G'day again,

This thread might give you background to my problem, it is going on 5 mths now & help, which I thought I would have before Christmas, has not arrived....I'm still booting with 2.6.31.14 kernel and have stopped taking all updates....

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1319929

Nick Brohman
March 10th, 2010, 05:30 AM
If it is folder then delete it.You can use rm command from terminal but be careful with that.Read this (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/BashScripting) twice before use command.If you made partition for remastersys then delete that partition with Ubuntu live CD or with Gparted live CD. (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/)

Thank you, read the link, twice, used the rm command & was told that no such file exists.

I have found it in the file system in my home folder.

i did not create a partition, I just did as told by remastersys and ended up with a failed back-up......3 days later, i read that remaster doesn't work with the koala.....that was news to me.

I don't fully understand how to partition, yet...

Nick Brohman
April 20th, 2010, 12:38 PM
This is the instruction I received by e-mail and it was this terminal command that removed the remastersys for me......I sent screenshots to the one person who has understood my problems.....


From the screenshot it is evident that remastersys is a folder and not a partition. That's good news. If you can't simply right-click the folder and move it to the trash or delete it, the problem is almost certainly a 'permission denied' error. If you see any other error message take a screenshot for me. Otherwise go to a console terminal and type this EXACTLY:

sudo rm -rf /home/remastersys

As you can see in your last screenshot, you were attempting to delete /home/nicko/remastersys when the correct path is actually /home/remastersys.

Additionally you must use the -r option or else rm will only delete files contained in the remastersys folder but will not delete the contents of any folders contained therein.

The -r stands for recursive. We're learning now - isn't this fun? :)
The -f option stands for force and basically means to ignore errors such as bad file names or timestamps and just keep soldiering on.