Linux Server Booting Fails: "init: Failed to spawn rcS main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory"

(Doc ID 2319875.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 25, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Linux server failed to boot.  I/O errors were observed.  Rebooted after using fsck(8) to restore filesystem consistency.  Next reboot shows the error "init: Failed to spawn rcS main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory", followed by the filesystem mounting in read-only mode:

Verified if all RPMs are stable running using rpm -Va command:

Changes

 

Cause

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