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Configuring DASD with YaST on zSeries - "Execution of command "[["/sbin/mkinitrd"]]" failed"

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP5 


When configuring DASD on IBM zSeries with YaST a pop-up with the following error appears:
Execution of command "[["/sbin/mkinitrd"]]" failed. Exit
code: 127 Error output: No such file or directory - 

In /var/log/YaST2/y2log a similar error will be shown:
2024-03-05 19:14:35 <1> <hostname>(7785) [Ruby] lib/cheetah.rb(record_commands):160 Executing "/sbin/fdasd -p /dev/dasdb".
2024-03-05 19:14:37 <1> <hostname>(7785) [Ruby] lib/cheetah.rb(record_commands):160 Executing "/sbin/mkinitrd".
2024-03-05 19:14:37 <3> <hostname>(7785) [Ruby] lib/cheetah.rb(log_stream_line):208 Error output: No such file or directory - /sbin/mkinitrd
2024-03-05 19:14:37 <3> <hostname>(7785) [Ruby] lib/cheetah.rb(record_status):180 Status: 127
2024-03-05 19:14:37 <3> <hostname>(7785) [Ruby] yast2/execute.rb(rescue in popup_error):235 Execution of command "[["/sbin/mkinitrd"]]" failed.
Exit code: 127
Error output: No such file or directory - /sbin/mkinitrd


The yast2-s390 update (yast2-s390-4.5.4-150500.3.6.3) with the patch replacing 'mkinitrd' with 'dracut' was released April/2024.


One of the source codes still contains a call to /sbin/mkinitrd instead to its replacement, dracut.


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  • Document ID:000021387
  • Creation Date: 04-Apr-2024
  • Modified Date:04-Apr-2024
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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