I have a Notebook with Lubuntu 16.04 running on it. Today I was trying to install android on an sd card using the OSMC installer. The install program did crash all the time (I've tried 3 times). The only way to close the installer was to log out and back in, which I did. But the 3rd time I tried it, the installer crashed again, and I did log out again planning to look for another solution after I did login again.

But that moment never came. I got stuck on the login screen. Every time I try to login I got thrown back to the login screen. I've tried to use a wrong password on purpose to see if it's me by using the wrong login details, but then I get a warning that I've used the wrong details. So I'm sure I use the right ones.

I've found on this (closed) thread a way to login the terminal way and to install pastebinit by running sudo apt-get install pastebinit This should solve the problem. But when I try that, I get this message: E: You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/.

So I went searching online how to clean /var/cache/apt/archives/. I've found in this thread that I should use the sudo apt-get clean command and/or sudo apt-get autoclean to clean this folder. But this doesn't give me any result.

So I'm still stuck in the login screen. Does anybody know where I should start to fix this problem?


Thanks to dillthedog on the OSMC forums, I got it solved!

Press CTRL+ALT+F1 to get the terminal screen

Enter this to see the files in your home folder:

du -s *

Look for files that are real big (in my case the android installer for my vero2 device) and type

rm filename.extension

It's done in a blink of an eye, but try to reboot and the problem is solved!

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