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/etc/mutipath.conf does not exist, blacklisting all devices

asked 2018-12-05 10:41:45 -0500

aabel gravatar image

updated 2018-12-05 12:00:54 -0500

When I attempt to start Fedora 29 workstation from a live USB I get the following error: dracut-pre-pivot[863]: (the date and time of the error) | /etc/mutipath.conf does not exist, blacklisting all devices. It scrolls by real fast and then continues the boot process. It eventually goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner of the screen. After a minute the cursor stops blinking and I have to restart the machine. I can boot off live media for Fedora 28, Manjaro and OpenSuse. So I am not sure what the issue is.

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answered 2018-12-05 13:05:24 -0500

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Your F29 image or usb pen could be damaged. Check out iso integrity first and then the usb. Seems device-mapper-multipath package is missing.

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Thank you for the suggestion. There was a problem with the install media. I tried a new usb drive, checked it for errors and used Fedora media writer to put Fedora workstation 29 on it. When I run the media test on it, I see iso unsupported, the check continues though and it passes, it then proceeds to boot and then it gets to the blinking cursor in the upper left and eventually the cursor stops and it's just a black screen. Computer does not respond to anything other than a hard reset. I did not see any errors during boot. Also verified the iso sha256

aabel gravatar imageaabel ( 2018-12-05 15:09:26 -0500 )edit

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