Install kernel failed with ‘Failed to install /etc/system-fips mkinitrd failed’

(Doc ID 2323738.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 06, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When trying to install new kernel. Kernel install goes fine. However dracut fails to create intitramfs with the following error:

Changes

File "/etc/system-fips" was removed manually to avoid some FIPS messages.

Cause

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