A Newly Installed Kernel Fails to Boot with Kernel Panic "Not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)" (Doc ID 2096573.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.3.3 to 3.3.3 [Release OVM33]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

On Oracle Linux, after installing a new kernel by running a command such as :

 

Cause

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