Order of storage devices during installation causing difficulties with anaconda kickstart in RHEL

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Issue

  • I am using a kickstart to install my system, and its partitioning section references a specific device name (such as /dev/sda). However, the devices are not ordered as I expect, causing the kickstart to access the wrong device.
  • I need a way to reliably partition from a kickstart without knowing specifically which device node in /dev/ is the correct one.
  • When I try to install RHEL /dev/sda is no longer there, but is now /dev/sdc. How do we change it back to be /dev/sda?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or 6
  • anaconda kickstart

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