Server Fails to Boot With: "Kernel Panic - Not Syncing: VFS: Unable To Mount Root FS"

(Doc ID 2287397.1)

Last updated on JULY 19, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

After restarting the server, the system is not booting and hangs on the boot stage with the error "Kernel Panic - Not Syncing: VFS: Unable To Mount Root FS", see the screenshot for more details:



Changes

The system was recently re-patched/updated and booted fine after first reboot

Cause

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