CentOS 7 (7.6.1810 and 7.7.1908) failing to deploy

Since around the time CentOS 8 was released, I have been unable to deploy CentOS 7 boxes, using either the old release which worked in the past (7.6.1810), nor the new version that came out just before CentOS 8 (7.7.1908).

I can boot the image, but it fails early in the anaconda installation program, with the error message:

ValueError: new value non-existent xfs filesystem is not valid as a default fs type

Expected outcome:
Should be able to deploy either version.

Foreman and Proxy versions:

Foreman and Proxy plugin versions:
Katello 3.12.3

Other relevant data:
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Hello, this error means that the init RAM disk is corrupted. Delete it and let Foreman (Smart Proxy) to redownload it when you redeploy boot files.

Hi @lzap - literally 60 seconds ago I found your comment on https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/446979/redhat-satellite-6-valueerror-new-value-non-existent-xfs-filesystem

where you said much the same thing :slight_smile:

Whereabouts are the initrds stored?

Well, I am faster :wink: Take care.

Excellent, that did the trick!

I simply moved the contents of the /var/lib/tftpboot dir to somewhere safe, did another build and everything works again.

[root@hardhat ~]# cd /var/lib/tftpboot
[root@hardhat tftpboot]# mkdir boot-backup20191021
[root@hardhat tftpboot]# mv boot/* boot-backup20191021/

Thank you!