Failure to boot into runlevel 5/GUI when OS is installed on iSCSI multipath LUN
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Scenario that leads to failure to boot into GUI mode is:
1. Both ports have cable connected
2. During OS installation, multipath is activated and OS is installed on multipath device
3. OS install completes, user boots into GUI mode successfully.
4. Cable is disconnected from one of the ports
5. Reboot the OS and observe that OS fails to boot into GUI mode.
af:00.6 Mass storage controller: QLogic Corp. FastLinQ QL41000 Series 10/25/40/50GbE Controller (iSCSI) (rev 02)
#lspci -s af:00.6 -n
af:00.6 0180: 1077:8084 (rev 02)
After the installation completed and system booted into the GUI (step 3), add ""no_path_retry queue" to /etc/multipath.conf under the default section. Rebuild the initramfs ("drafut -f"), before proceeding to disconnect the cable (step 4).
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- Document ID:000019689
- Creation Date: 18-Aug-2020
- Modified Date:18-Aug-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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