Updated initscripts packages that fix a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The initscripts package contains system scripts to boot your system, change runlevels, activate and deactivate most network interfaces, and shut the system down cleanly.
Previously, the kpartx utility was not called with the "-p p" option in the netfs init script. Consequently, inconsistent partition mappings occurred. This bug has been fixed and kpartx is now called as expected.
All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.