Cannot install on new dedicated server


Aug 16, 2021
United States
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
The script keeps saying not enough inodes? We have nearly 800gb in home dir

[[email protected] home]# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /dev
tmpfs 7.9G 0 7.9G 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 7.9G 8.7M 7.9G 1% /run
tmpfs 7.9G 0 7.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/md1 4.0G 162M 3.8G 5% /
/dev/mapper/vg00-usr 4.8G 1.6G 3.0G 35% /usr
none 7.9G 48K 7.9G 1% /tmp
/dev/mapper/vg00-var 4.8G 281M 4.3G 7% /var
/dev/mapper/vg00-home 792G 19M 760G 1% /home
tmpfs 1.6G 0 1.6G 0% /run/user/0

Checking license
[2021-08-16 16:39:23 -0400] Installation in progress. Skipping license check.
[2021-08-16 16:39:23 -0400] E Blocker found: cPanel & WHM cannot update due to i nsufficient available inodes. The system detected 265824 free inodes, but requir es at least 360,000 free inodes at '/usr/local/cpanel' in order to successfully update.
Wide character in print at ./updatenow.static line 67043.
info [updatenow] upcp:: Notification => [email protected]***** via E MAIL [eventimportance => High (1)]
2021-08-16 16:39:23 364 [1844] (DEBUG): --> Finished Dependency Resolution
warn [updatenow] Failed to send notification of type “EMAIL”: /usr/sbin/sendmail is not executable by UID 0 (No such file or directory) at ./updatenow.static li ne 66558.

[2021-08-16 16:39:23 -0400] W An attempt to upgrade to was blocked. Pl ease review blockers.
[2021-08-16 16:39:23 -0400] E The install encountered an error: An attempt to up grade to was blocked. Please review blockers.
Can't exec "/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/cpanel_initial_install": No such file or d irectory at /home/cPanelInstall/selfgz1729/install line 290.
2021-08-16 16:39:23 294 [1781] (FATAL): The system failed to run the /usr/local /cpanel/scripts/cpanel_initial_install script.
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Jurassic Moderator
Staff member
Oct 19, 2014
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hey there! Disk space doesn't directly equate with inodes. Inodes are the number of new files that can be created on the machine, so if you have many small files, such as large amounts of email, you can run out of inodes before your disk is full.

You'd want to check this with the "df -i" command to see where those are being used.