kickstart command clearpart doesn't work on a multipath disk

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • The use of the clearpart command in a kickstart on a multipathed device leads to an error with this message:
 * installation log files are stored in /tmp during the installation
 * shell is available on TTY2
 * when reporting a bug add logs from /tmp as separate text/plain attachments
14:36:00 Not asking for VNC because of an automated install
14:36:00 Not asking for VNC because text mode was explicitly asked for in kickstart

Starting automated install......
Checking software selection
Generating updated storage configuration
storage configuration failed: The following problem occurred on line 12 of the kickstart file:

More than one match found for given boot drive "disk/by-id/scsi-xxx".


  • RHEL 7
  • kickstart
  • multipath

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