Server Fails to Boot With: "Kernel Panic - Not Syncing: VFS: Unable To Mount Root FS"
(Doc ID 2287397.1)
Last updated on MAY 12, 2020
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
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:
The system was recently re-patched/updated and booted fine after first reboot
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