System boot from SAN with dm-multipath can't boot due to _netdev & x-initrd.mount option specified in /etc/fstab for root file system.

Solution In Progress - Updated -


  • SAN boot System running with dm-multipath can't boot due to _netdev specified in /etc/fstab.
  • System stuck at boot process with an error message "A start job is running for dev-mapper-\x2droot.device".


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Dm-Multipath

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