Disk is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here!

  • 3 May 2021
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2 out of 3 of my nodes are saying this message during installation.  All 3 are equal and node 1 installed just fine.  This is node 3 attached.  I’ve logged in as root, deleted all partitions using fdisk and rebooted.  Still get the “disk is in use by system” message every time.

3 identical Servers:  Lenovo HX7500 / System x3650 M5


Here is image of the sda partition after install fails.  This was wiped by fdisk before rebooting:


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I tried repairing and got this message: