Kickstart Installation of RHEL6/7 fails with "ValueError: name already in use"

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Issue

  • Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7 using the kickstart installation method and it fails just before the partitioning with the following report.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

executable:     /mnt/runtime/usr/bin/python
hashmarkername: anaconda
kernel:         2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64
product:        Red Hat Enterprise Linux
reason:         ValueError: name already in use
time:           Wed 26 Jun 2013 15:39:11 UTC
version:        6.2

anaconda-tb-sgDCH5: Text file, 210097 bytes

description:
:The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
:anaconda 13.21.149 exception report
:Traceback (most recent call first):
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/storage/__init__.py", line 821, in newLV
:    raise ValueError("name already in use")
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 544, in execute
:    percent=self.percent)
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 1232, in execute
:    obj.execute(self.anaconda)
:  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1103, in <module>
:    ksdata.execute()
:ValueError: name already in use
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
anaconda 21.48.22.147-1 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/blivet/__init__.py", line 1138, in newVG
    raise ValueError("name already in use")
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/kickstart.py", line 2005, in execute
    peSize=pesize)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/kickstart.py", line 1940, in execute
    v.execute(storage, ksdata, instClass)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/kickstart.py", line 2531, in doKickstartStorage
    ksdata.volgroup.execute(storage, ksdata, instClass)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/ui/gui/spokes/storage.py", line 362, in _doExecute
    doKickstartStorage(self.storage, self.data, self.instclass)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/threading.py", line 765, in run
    self.__target(*self.__args, **self.__kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/threads.py", line 227, in run
    threading.Thread.run(self, *args, **kwargs)
ValueError: name already in use

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Kickstart Installation

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