The title might not be accurate, it's a tough choice.
Here's the deal,
Until recently, I'd been enjoying my Xubuntu 12.04 on my Hp Mini 311 Netbook, until when suddenly, it decided not to boot.
Once we're there, I get the following two messages:
* Starting Network connection manager wicd which I think is not the real deal.
* Checking battery state... and like this, I continue.
I hit CTRL ALT F6, and I login, great.
I have tried many multiple things to repair it, I even uninstalled the Nvidia driver because before I started getting these errors, I was getting something related to that driver, I suppose. Hopefully I haven't removed it uselessly.
The filesystem is mounted at /dev/sda3/ , which is 100GB big.
ls -ld /dev/sda3/ Gives:
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, Feb 2 22:13 /dev/sda3
So ... It looks like that hard disk is writable, what else ?
I have tried and tried. There is one common problem between all the commands I try to input, which I assume is related to that the hard disk is actually read-only (while it says it isn't?)
cp: failed to extend ... : No space left on device
I've booted a Ubuntu security Remix liveUSB, trying to get things done from there. Even when I deleted files from that drive, it was always full. Yes I was Root, yes I emptied its trash later on.
Not to count the countless mess-ups and all the everything I manipulated.
Oh, plus, I was adviced to run: ls -ld X.authority to check if it's owned by Root or not, it turned out that yes it was, I changed it to user, nothing changed.
I am pretty desperate, and I miss the graphical login screen (although if you're a dead-end geek, you might be preaching the death of graphical interfaces )
The last recent thing I remember doing before getting that to happen, is that I allocated 10GB for Windows XP in a virtual machine, so what.
I'm not sure what else to provide, I'll make sure that everything is available upon request.
Lastly, I beg you to make your replies clear, if it's a command, help me write it down, I know my way around but I need a clear map !
Thanks a lot,