Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 on a system using both Multipath and Raid fails

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Service Pack 1


A SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Service Pack 1 installation, on a system combining multipath with RAID stops with the error message "Unexpected situation found in the system".


If using a setup combining multipath with RAID and the installer does not detect the setup correctly, use the boot option "autoassembly=0".


In the installation environment, the udev logic to determine if a device should be treated as a multi-path device path is disabled, and thus no device path will be classified as such.

Additional Information

Starting from SLES 15-SP2  auto-assembly is disabled (autoassembly=0) by default.


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  • Document ID:7024006
  • Creation Date: 15-Jul-2019
  • Modified Date:25-Oct-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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