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OCI: Paravirtualized Instance Created from Custom Image Failed to Boot With Error "dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts" or Struck at "random: nonblocking pool is initialized" (Doc ID 2693267.1)

Last updated on JULY 24, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Oracle Linux 7 Instance Created from custom image fails to boot and struck at ""random: nonblocking pool is initialized"" or reports "dracut-initque timeout" error.

 

[ 0.000000] Linux version 4.1.12-124.18.6.el7uek.x86_64 (mockbuild@) (gcc version 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-16.0.3) (GCC) ) #2 SMP Wed Aug 15 19:12:26 PDT 2018
[ 1.681967] tsc: Refined TSC clocksource calibration: 1995.224 MHz
[ 1.681970] clocksource tsc: mask: 0xffffffffffffffff max_cycles: 0x39851d7c3f6, max_idle_ns: 881590760839 ns
"random: nonblocking pool is initialized"

OR
[ 186.010057] dracut-initqueue[130]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts
[ 186.528781] dracut-initqueue[130]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts
[ 186.533058] dracut-initqueue[130]: Warning: Could not boot.
[ 186.535996] dracut-initqueue[130]: Warning: /dev/disk/by-uuid/673c7fb4-xxxx-xxxx-xxx-xxxxxc does not exist
Starting Setup Virtual Console...
[ OK ] Started Setup Virtual Console.
Starting Dracut Emergency Shell...
Warning: /dev/disk/by-uuid-xxxx-xxx does not exist
Generating "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt"
Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue.
Type "journalctl" to view system logs.
You might want to save "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt" to a USB stick or /boot after mounting them and attach it to a bug report. 

Changes

 

Cause

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