Kickstart installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 ends up in dracut shell with error /dev/root does not exist

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Issue

  • Why does the kickstart installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 end up in dracut shell?

    [  OK  ] Reached target Paths.
    [  OK  ] Reached target Basic System.
    dracut-initqueue[704]: Warning: Could not boot.
    [  OK  arning: /dev/root does not exist
    
    Generating "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt"
    
    
    Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue.
    Type "journalctl" to view system logs.
    You might want to save "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt" to a USB stick or /boot
    after mounting them and attach it to a bug report.
    
  • Unable to install RHEL 7 through kickstart

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Kickstart/PXE installations

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