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I've got a little problem.

After installing the latest upadates Ubuntu 13.10 (IIRC) and rebooting, I can access the GUI log-in interface, but after entering my password the monitor remains black with the cursor in the middle. I can move it though, but nothing more happens.

Since I knew there was pretty less space available, I think the problem might be that the harddrive is just full and therefore Ubuntu can't be loaded fully. I now made a LiveCD and booted from it. Everything went fine and I can access the HDD and see most of the folders. Here comes the tricky part. If I want to open a folder at one point I get the notification that I don't have the permission to access this folder or file.

The plan was to use the LiveCD to access the files and delete some to free some space and then reboot. Since this isn't working I don't know what to do anymore.

Thanks in advance for your help.

cheers

Update 1: When I look at ls -l the output of some of the directories which I then can't access is

drwx------
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Can you run df -h to confirm that you are actually running out of space? As for deleting files with the LiveCD, try using sudo to remove the directory as root. Run sudo nautilus to use Nautilus or sudo rm on the command line. –  Nattgew Jul 11 at 17:36
    
I used the df -h and there is no space available. I used sudo nautilus for using it to remove the file. The only option available was "Move to Trash". The file was ~2-5 GB big, but after running df -h again, there is no change so far. Thought about using sudo rm but can't access the directory in which I want to delete the file. –  fukurai Jul 11 at 17:51
    
@dan08, sorry where can I find the trash? I checked the Trash of the Live System, but nothing appears there. Searched for the trashfolder on the old system as well, but nothing appeared there. Is there another location due to the running Live system? Thanks. –  fukurai Jul 11 at 18:02
    
Oh nevermind, I misread. –  dan08 Jul 11 at 18:12
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@Nattgew would you please post your comment as an answer? –  AliNa Jul 11 at 20:35

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Can you run df -h to confirm that you are actually running out of space?

As for deleting files with the LiveCD, try using sudo to remove the directory as root. Run sudo nautilus to use Nautilus or sudo rm on the command line.

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I just want to note that in case you can't access a directory on the command line, use nautilus and delete the file with Shift + Del. If you just move it to trash it disappears, but you don't get any free space on the drive. –  fukurai Jul 11 at 21:52

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