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Oracle VM: Newly Imported Virtual Machine or Appliance Fails to Boot and Ends at the Dracut Prompt with "Warning : /dev/disk/by-uuid/XXX does not exist" (Doc ID 2102997.1)

Last updated on JUNE 19, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.0.1 and later
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 1.0.1 and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64


 On Oracle VM, after importing a template e.g. from an .ova file that has been exported e.g. from VirtualBox, it fails to boot and ends at the dracut prompt with the following kind of errors displayed on the VM Console :

dracut-initqueue : Warning : dracut-initqueue timeout - starting timeout scripts
dracut-initqueue : Warning : Could not boot.
dracut-initqueue : Warning : /dev/disk/by-uuid/XXX does not exist
   Starting dracut emergency shell...
Warning : /dev/disk/by-uuid/XXX does not exist

Generating "/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt"

Entering emergency mode. Exit the shell to continue


 e.g. sample screen capture of the issue on Oracle VM 3.3.3 :







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