HELP! Boot stuck at Console with Welcome to SUSE message and login prompt

Robeth JohnRobeth John New or Quiet Member

Good day!
Hope someone can assist us on our live environment. We did system reboot but now unable to access Gnome.
System boot appears to be fine with Welcome to Grub and some SUSE splash screen but it got stuck on console with below message:
[ 8.688816] mei_mc 8000:00:16.0: Initialization failed.
_Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SP1 (x86_64) - Kernel 3.12.74-60.64.40-default (tty1).
Hint: Num Lock Off
linux login: ___
Tried init3 then init5 then startx but encountered error below.
_cannot create temp file for here-document: No space left on device
Thanks in advance.
Rob

Comments

  • malcolmlewismalcolmlewis Knowledge Partner

    Hi
    Are you using btrfs for the / filesystem? If so what does the following show;

    btrfs filesystem usage /
    snapper list | wc -l
    
  • Robeth JohnRobeth John New or Quiet Member

    Hi malcolm,
    Thanks for you response.
    It turns out the inodes were full which caused the issue. after deleting files, issue was resolved.
    Would be kind to share any documentation to avoid this issue?
    Thanks!

  • malcolmlewismalcolmlewis Knowledge Partner

    @Robeth John are you doing any health monitoring of the systems, snmp, nagios etc? Or setup a systemd timer and service to check and send an email for say df -ih /?

  • Robeth JohnRobeth John New or Quiet Member

    Hi @malcolmlewis,
    Unfortunately, we don't have that kind of monitoring yet as sadly the issue came back today.
    What could be causing the issue?


    Appreciate all your help.
    Thanks!
    Rob

  • malcolmlewismalcolmlewis Knowledge Partner

    Hi
    OK, btrfs will always be zero, as it has no limit.... ;) Is the disk really full?
    btrfs subvolume list -s /
    Have you configured snapshots, as that could be taking up space.

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