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Formatting dasd fails with Exit code: 1

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


Formatting a disk/dasd with YaST - Hardware DASD dialog fails with:
Error - Disks formatting failed. Exit code: 1
Formatting the disk manually with 'dasdfmt' is successful.


A future yast2-s390 update will include the patch to resolve the problem. Customers affected by this issue can also contact SUSE Technical Support to request a PTF (temporary fix).


The YaST user interface calls the format command without a write module call. So the device name will not be evaluated and formatting fails.

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  • Document ID:7017001
  • Creation Date: 17-Nov-2015
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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