LVM iscsi target setup in yast fails with error "Please provide a normal file or a block device"

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP0


The error "Please provide a normal file or a block device" is presented when trying to use a logical volume for an iscsi target. If you specify by dm device, eg /dev/dm-4, it will work. This is not recommended as the device mapper names are not persistent through reboot and will likely fail to present target upon reboot.


The fix was released in package yast2-iscsi-lio-server version 4.0.12-3.6.1 or higher. Patch to the latest version.


yast2-iscsi-lio-server 4.0.11-3.3.1 did not follow the symlink to the device mapper file. This was resolved in newer version of yast2-iscsi-lio-server-4.0.12-3.6.1.


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  • Document ID:7023846
  • Creation Date: 30-Apr-2019
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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