I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a VMWare on my computer. I've been using it for a few months now for research for school. However, suddenly, I can't log in. When I get to the login screen, I enter my password, the user name and password display disappears, and it just sits at the splash screen indefinitely.
I've tried several methods mentioned on the internet, such as renaming the .Xauthority file, but when this happens, I GET the infinite loop error that everyone says that's supposed to fix. When I log in, it creates a new .Xauthority file for me, but it's 0 kb in size. Then, when I log in, it just loops back to the log in screen. If I revert to the old file, I get the original error.
My other issue is that I've seen it mentioned to just reinstall the desktop. The problem I'm running into there is my harddrive is FULL and I have a program that I used
apt-get install for. It didn't finish downloading and has about 350mb left to go. When ever I try to uninstall anything, or reinstall the desktop, I'm told to run:
apt-get -f install to take care of some dependencies.
If I do, I'm told I'm out of disk space.
I've also tried adding another hard disk, but can't do anything with it under Guest (I can't access them and unload files onto them to create some space).
I feel like I'm really up a wall here and am unsure of what more to do. Any ideas or recommendations?
Thanks for the help.