/: create/symlink failed, no inodes free

Martin Zibert schpeko at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 15:33:53 GMT 2005

yes, "emergency holographic shell" starts, but df is not installed.
alt+f2 shows:
pid 128 (cpio), uid 0 inumber 184 on /: out of inodes

also, there were some "no left space" errors.
i'm out of ideas..

On 11/22/05, Mark Tinguely <tinguely at casselton.net> wrote:
> > today i was installing freebsd 6.0 and got this error: /: create/symlink
> > failed, no inodes free
> > I used 2 disks (one 4GB and the other 8GB) but got the same error.
> > How can i fix this problem? The disks were formated through fbsd
> sysinstall
> > at install.
> You have run out of inodes. When you create the new / filesystem,
> you may need to add the option to increase the inodes generated.
> see newfs(8) option -i.
> Is the install process far enough along that it started the "emergency
> holographic shell"? If so, then you should be able to go to the shell
> (Alt-F4)
> and see if "df" has been installed:
> # df -i

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