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Exalytics Bare Metal Server will not Boot After Re-image to Release - "Boot Failure - dracut Warning: Boot has failed ... Kernel panic - not syncing..." (Doc ID 2300784.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 07, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Exalytics Software - Version and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.6 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Upgraded Exalytics X3-4 server from Exalytics Patchset (PS)4 to R2.0.0.0 via re-image.  After reboot, the system is displaying the following message and does not boot:



Re-image of Exalytics server from PS4 and Linux 5, to Release and Linux 6.6, by following steps in Section 4 of Fusion Middleware Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine Installation and Administration Guide for Linux.

In the upgrade document, it recommends setting "SELINUX=disabled" in the /etc/selinux/config file.


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