Temporary workaround for (was Re: out of inodes... new install)

George Georgalis george at galis.org
Fri Aug 6 12:35:33 PDT 2004

On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 10:49:00AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>    A temporary workaround using the existing (broken) installer is to
>    go through the steps normally until you reach the point where it wants
>    to install files.  At that point it will have newfs'd the filesystems
>    but not yet mounted them.
>    At this point you can flip to another console, login as root, and 
>    re-newfs the partition /usr is on.  So, e.g. for George it would be
>    either (if you want 300-400K inodes):
>	newfs -U -f 2048 -b 16384 /dev/ad0s2f
>    or (if you are ultra conservative and want 700K inodes):
>	newfs -U -f 1024 -b 8192 /dev/ad0s2f
>    Then flip back to the installer and tell it to start installing files.
>    Note that if you bring in /usr/ports that's ~168K files, so it might
>    be prudent to use 1024/8192.

Thanks I'll try that...

// George

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