I have a beaglebone black that i've installed debian wheezy from http://www.armhf.com onto the eMMC
While this was working great up until recently when I ran out of inodes on the patition even though I had 40% of space free on the device. Now I understand I cant increase inodes on a filesystem that has unix installed and I need to recreate the patition which I am happy to do after having backed up my work. Only issue is how do I go about doing this?
This is what I have tried so far
Create a microSD with bootable debian,
boot into debian on the USB then format the emmc
mkfs.ext4 -i 4096 /dev/mmcblk1
my understanding is that using the -i argument I can specify for every 4096 bytes a inode should be created I have tried this twice now, once with 4096 a second time with 2048
get the debian image
extract it to the new partition
xz -cd debian-wheezy-7.2-armhf-3.8.13-bone30.img.xz > /dev/mmcblk1
Which to me seems like the correct steps although each time I do this when I type df -i the result is always the same amount of inodes (11,7000~) or something like that Would really appreciate some guidance on how I can achieve increasing the inodes above the default.