Installing the SLE Micro SelfInstall ISO image on systems with BIOS RAID fails
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The regular YaST ISO installer works fine.
- rd.auto (Enables auto-assembly of all software RAID, LVM etc.)
- rd.kiwi.install.pass.bootparam (Ensures kiwi propagates the parameters to the following boots.)
Using rd.auto has, however, the disadvantage that dracut will not only assemble the BIOS RAID, but also other devices. Because of that, it is recommended to make sure that none of them are left on the disks from the previous installation. Alternatively, you can prevent assembly of some of those devices via other boot parameters; for that see the dracut.cmdline(7) man-page.
This, however, means that it is not possible to deploy an image on the SelfInstall on a BIOS RAID without modifying the boot behavior as described in the Resolution section.
The YaST ISO installer works differently - it includes logic to assemble or disassemble arrays individually; using it may be an option for installing in environments where control via kernel command line is not fine-grained enough.
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- Document ID:000021353
- Creation Date: 08-Feb-2024
- Modified Date:08-Feb-2024
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro
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