remove remastersys back up files

Asked by Xpatnat on 2010-03-01

While using Remastersys (for the 1st time's that my excuse) I intended to create an iso/ghost cd of my customized version of Karmic and...oops...I accidentally did a full back up of my computer. As a result my HDD is full.
I tried to uninstall Remastersys (sudo apt-get purge remastersys then sudo apt-get autoremove).
If the application is not listed anymore the Remastersys folder still exists in Home and all the back up files are still in there - properties read 132 Gb :-o

How can I definitely get rid of this folder, the back up and get those Gigas back !

Do I need to mention that with a full HDD most of the apps are blocked and those running are quite slowwwwwwww.....quick help will be appreciated.

Thanks

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2010-03-01
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2010-03-01
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

Highlight the folder which contents the files, then Shift+Del.
If they're not in /home/user_name, then open Nautilus with: gksudo nautilus

Xpatnat (xpatnat) said : #2

Thanks for the quick answer.
Unfortunately after posting this question I turned off and rebooted by PC. Since I had not done it after purging Remastersys I thought that rebooting might have cleared up the files ...how stupid !
I now cannot log in anymore. Everything is fine up to the splash screen then a black screen with a grey/blue window appears (looking like failsafe) and I absolutely cannot login in any kind of session (tried gnome, failsafe, KDE and Xterm). At each try I get the following message :

Install problem! The configuration default for gnome power management has not been installed properly (contact administrator)

Of course the administrator would be...me but since I'm locked out my own computer I don't know what to do.

So if you or anyone out there has a solution because I'm now desperately typing this post from....my daughter's notebook !!!
(beware I'm not highly technical so I'll need a break down)

Thanks in advance.

ronnie_libra (ronnie-libra) said : #3

if you can login in console use command
sudo -i
(Enter your password if needed)
cd /home
dir
(look for Remastersys folder assuming it is "Remastersys")
sudo rm -r Remastersys
(Enter your password if needed)
sudo reboot
(To restart ur pc Enter your password if needed)

ronnie_libra (ronnie-libra) said : #4

by the way if you can't login in console or terminal simultaneously press Ctrl+Alt+F1 (Enter your username and password if needed)

sudo -i
(Enter your password if needed)
cd /home
dir
(look for Remastersys folder assuming it is "Remastersys")
sudo rm -r Remastersys
(Enter your password if needed)
sudo reboot
(To restart ur pc Enter your password if needed)

Xpatnat (xpatnat) said : #5

Ronnie,

It's official...you're my HERO !!!
Everything is back to normal (just had a little hiccup with the wifi that I was able to fix).
I was already picturing myself reinstalling everything :-( when the solution was so simple.
It's a curse such a clueless to be rookie !

Thanks, thanks and thanks again :-)

Xpatnat (xpatnat) said : #6

I meant ...It's a curse to be such a clueless rookie !

Cheers.

elzaralian (lanzariel) said : #7

I LOVE YOU!