Cannot install a system using a kickstart when RHEL 8.3 DVD is connected to a USB port

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  • When the RHEL 8.3 installation DVD is connected to a USB port and the kickstart used ignores some disks, the kickstart installation fails in error (message found in the /tmp/anaconda.log)

    anaconda.log:14:30:23,312 WRN kickstart: Command cdrom will be parsed in DBus module.
    anaconda.log:14:30:32,091 ERR payload.manager: PayloadError: Found no CD-ROM
  • Kickstart excerpt is shown below (both cdrom and ignoredisk are specified)

    ignoredisk --only-use=sda
    # Partition clearing information
    clearpart --linux --initlabel --drives=sda


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 and later
    • Kickstart installations
    • DVD or DVD image on USB port

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