Truly hoping for some answers here, I'm at my wits end, but maybe this isn't the right forum.
I have been using Ubuntu through VirtualBox for a few weeks now. I found that I was having difficulty with lack of free space, so I (seemingly) successfully added a much larger partition.
The other day, I needed to build a docker image. It failed, due to lack of free space. I looked online to find ways to free up space, and found some commands as well as a suggestion to move my home directory to the new partition.
sudo apt-get autoremove and
sudo apt-get autoclean both run but find nothing.
sudo apt-get clean also returns nothing.
I do not seem to have any extra kernels lying around.
I was using the steps found here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/how-can-i-move-my-home-directory-to-a-brand-new-hard-drive-625485/
It didn't seem to work. Now, I can no longer log in to my virtualbox - it loops me back to the login page after a few seconds. I can access the guest.
I've been looking at online resources to fix this, and I'm at a loss. Running the shell (with Ctrl+Alt+F3).
cat .Xsession-errors appears to return nothing.
df -h shows that my main disk is at 100% usage, and the disk I added is at 1%.
I wanted to just go back and undo trying to move the Home directory - I have the original directory under a different name. However, now I can't remove or rename the current Home directly, it tells me that the
Device or Resource is busy.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.