Is the kernel crash on boot "initramfs file is either corrupted or missing from grub.cfg" a new problem?

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Is the kernel crash on boot "initramfs file is either corrupted or missing from grub.cfg" a new problem?

Post by jimj » 2018/05/26 13:50:12

In this thread about a kernel crash on boot after yum installed a new kernel Trevor wrote:
TrevorH wrote:That's a known crash with no known cause or solution (since no-one knows what causes it). The solution is easy though, yum reinstall kernel-3.10.0-862.2.3.el7.x86_64 as the problem is that either the initramfs file for it is missing from /boot or from grub.cfg. Reinstalling it will fix it.
I had the same problem with kernel-3.10.0-862.3.2.el7.x86_64 and Trevor's solution worked for me, I just had to run yum reinstall kernel-3.10.0-862.3.2.el7.x86_64.

My question now is the "initramfs file is either corrupted or missing from grub.cfg" a new problem? Is it new to 7.5 or has it always been present, but just a rare issue?

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Re: Is the kernel crash on boot "initramfs file is either corrupted or missing from grub.cfg" a new problem?

Post by toracat » 2018/05/26 14:10:28

This is not new. It's been happening from time to time, sometimes (or often times) for no apparent reasons.
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Re: Is the kernel crash on boot "initramfs file is either corrupted or missing from grub.cfg" a new problem?

Post by toracat » 2018/05/26 14:33:44

To give you some examples:

CentOS bug #6310
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Re: Is the kernel crash on boot "initramfs file is either corrupted or missing from grub.cfg" a new problem?

Post by jimj » 2018/05/26 14:43:23

toracat wrote:To give you some examples:

CentOS bug #6310
Thanks. Interesting that this has been occurring since at least CentOS 6. Not a big deal for me anymore now that I'm aware of the easy fix.

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Re: Is the kernel crash on boot "initramfs file is either corrupted or missing from grub.cfg" a new problem?

Post by toracat » 2018/05/26 14:53:57

Actually, since CentOS 5. If I'm not mistaken, this happens with RHEL too.
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Re: Is the kernel crash on boot "initramfs file is either corrupted or missing from grub.cfg" a new problem?

Post by jimj » 2018/05/26 15:07:09

toracat wrote:Actually, since CentOS 5. If I'm not mistaken, this happens with RHEL too.
Yeah, I assumed it affects RHEL since CentOS strives to be bug for bug compatible. :) All the way back to version 5, that is old school. :)

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