This error often happens because the target's disk space is full. To mitigate this behavior, complete the following steps:
- If the controller has a safe mode option, boot the controller in safe mode by using the reset button or dip switches. Consult your controller's user manual on how to interpret the behavior of the Status LED, and how to set the controller to boot in safe mode.
- If the controller still gives you this error when trying to format in safe mode, try with another computer if possible.
- Access your controller remotely and remove any unneeded files or logs.
- Format the target from the target's console by accessing the shell on your controller and running one of the following commands while in safe mode and reboot. Review the Real-Time Controllers and Real-Time Operating System Compatibility table for more information about your device's processor type.
For ARM-based (32-bit) targets:
nisystemformat -f -t ubifs
nisystemformat -f -c -t ubifs
For Intel-based (64-bit) targets:
nisystemformat -f -t ext4
nisystemformat -f -t ext4 -c
These commands will reset both the run mode and configuration partitions of your target. It will delete all files stored on your controller, but should allow you to reinstall software to your target using MAX or apply an image to your target using the System Configuration API.