Parted Errors during kickstart process for `IBM Flex System X240` with `FC3172 2-port 8GB` on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4

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  • While trying to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 on IBM Flex System X240 with FC3172 2-port 8GB using kickstart file, installation halts with the following message.
Error: /dev/sda: unrecognised disk label

Error: Can't have the end before the start! (start sector=34 length=-1)
Error: Can't have overlapping partitions.
Error: Can't have overlapping partitions.
Backtrace has 10 calls on stack:
  10: /lib64/ [0x7ff2d88d7151]
  9: /lib64/ [0x7ff2d8907ab1]
  8: /lib64/ [0x7ff2d88de305]
  7: parted() [0x40692c]
  6: parted() [0x4077cd]
  5: parted() [0x409764]
  4: parted() [0x40a95f]
  3: parted(main+0x2c) [0x40aa6c]
  2: /lib64/ [0x7ff2d80eccdd]
  1: parted() [0x404f49]

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Assertion (last_usable > first_usable) at gpt.c:732 in function _parse_header() failed.
Aborted (core dumped)


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4

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