create/symlink failed, no inodes free

illoai at illoai at
Wed Jan 18 11:55:42 PST 2006

On 1/18/06, progerstis (sent by <lists at> wrote:
> The same error appeared frequently when I tried to install FreeBSD on an
> 8.5GB partition. Apparently it was because the root partition was running
> out of space. So instead of using the auto-option to divide up and create
> the different (logical?) partitions I created one root partition that is
> 8000MB and a swap partition that is ~500MB.

I've discovered that in having a small root partition (<300M)
on can be well served by setting
newfs -i
to some uncommonly low value, such as 2048 or 1024.

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