Multipath install of RHEL/CentOS/fedora/OEL using kickstart

madunix madunix at
Sat Jun 19 14:33:30 CDT 2010

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On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 1:05 PM, <christian.peper at> wrote:

> No one responded to  my previous msg, so I'm simply asking again. :)
> tml<>
> I hope other people have already tried to install RHEL/CentOS/Fedora/OEL
> on a PowerEdge with more than one HBA. I use kickstart to do this and we
> boot from SAN.
> Booting the installer with the 'linux mpath' enables anaconda to use
> multipath devices, i.e. /dev/mapper/* or /dev/mpath/*.
> The problem I run into is that I have 5 LUNs and the boot LUN's id is 0
> (zero), kickstart sees it as /dev/mapper/mpath4 as opposed to
> mapper/mpath0. I was hoping Linux would enumerate the devices in order
> of their LUN ids.
> I am wondering if therefore the boot device mapper/mpathX will vary as X
> will dependent on the number on LUNs the server sees at boot time. Has
> anyone tried this or ran into a similar issue? How did you resolve it,
> if you did?
> Cheers.
> ---
> Christian Peper
> Linux Engineer, KPN ITNL
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