Upgrade From Oracle Linux 6 To Oracle Linux 7 Hangs and the server then fails to boot

(Doc ID 2396494.1)

Last updated on JUNE 01, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

The system hangs when trying to boot after an inplace upgrade from Oracle Linux 6 to Oracle Linux 7 was attempted with the following errors:

system-fsck[428] fsck: error2 (No suck file or directory) while executing fsck.ext2 for /dev/vg_sys/lv_root
lvm failed to initialized library context for activation generator

system[1]: Job timers.target/start deleted to break ordering cycle starting with basic.target/start

The following errors were also seen during the upgrade process showing a missing library:

upgrade[3318]: grep: error while loading shared libraries: libpcre.so.0: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory

 

Cause

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