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coopama
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Error to boot Oracle Linux 7.9 on ESXi 8.0.0

After upgrade Oracle Linux 7.9 to kernel 5.4.17-2136.321.4.1.el7uk.x86_64 the OS cannot boot anymore. Only a black screen is returned, with no erros or GRUB messages.

Anyone with the same problem?

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Sachchidanand
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I don't think this issue is related to vSphere. You may ask this to Oracle plateform. see if below link matches your issue

https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E64076_01/E64077/html/vmrns-server-installer-black-screen.html

Regards,

Sachchidanand

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AlexTiho
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Facing the same problem. Were you able to find a solution?

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coopama
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Not yet. I had to start a fresh install of Oracle Linux 7.9 and restore a backup. When I finished the installation, I performed a upgrade running "dnf update". After that, I rebooted the system and the same problem occcured again.

I made a test on a server running a KVM Hypervisor and the Oracle worked just well, no problem at all. So, I presumed that could be a incompatibility between the ESXi version and the kernel used on Oracle Linux (5.4.17-2136.321.4.el7uek.x86_64).

This version of Linux Kernel works fine across reboots: 5.4.17-2102.201.3.el7uek.x86_64.

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