Why does the installation of RHEL5.6 Fail with message "Error mounting device vg00/root as /:" ?

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6

Issue

  • Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 on a HP DL380 G7 and the following error appears halting the installation,
Error mounting device vg00/root as /:
Invalid argument
  • This most likely means this partition has not been formatted.
  • Why does the installation of RHEL5.6 Fail with message "Error mounting device vg00/root as /:" ?

Resolution

  • If the server is connected to any Fiber Channel Connection, then remove them all and start the installation.

Root Cause

  • The system was connected with Fiber Channel connections which was causing conflicts.

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