A Newly Imported Virtual Machine or .ova File 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 FEBRUARY 09, 2016

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
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

 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 :

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

 

Cause

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