Why does the installer exits with the message "Specified nonexistent disks mapper/mpath0 in partition command" while installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 on an FC attached OPEN-V Lun ?

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Issue

  • Why does the message "Specified nonexistent disks mapper/mpath0 in partition command" come up while installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 on an FC attached OPEN-V Lun ?

  • The kickstart file is given below :

    install
    text
    network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp --noipv6 --device=eth0
    url --url http://<IP-Address>/ks.cfg
    lang en_US
    keyboard sg
    clearpart --all --initlabel --drives=sda
    bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=mapper/mpath0
    timezone Europe/Zurich
    auth --enablemd5 --enableshadow
    rootpw --iscrypted $1$q34E2d96$Veijg44rKciYXNlbbCrDt0
    firewall --enabled --ssh
    skipx
    key --skip
    ignoredisk --drives=cciss/c0d0,sdb,sdc,sdd,sde
    logging --level=debug
    
    #Disk partitioning information
    
    part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 256 --ondisk mapper/mpath0
    part pv.1 --size 0 --grow --ondisk mapper/mpath0
    
    #Logical Volume information
    
    volgroup rootvg --pesize=32768 pv.1
    logvol      /          --vgname=rootvg     --name=root          --size=24576      --fstype ext3 --grow
    logvol swap           --vgname=rootvg     --name=swap          --size=4096     --fstype swap
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6

  • Fibre Channel storage

  • OPEN-V LUNs

  • Two Emulex HBAs

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