Why system hangs after kernel update with error message "Kernel panic - not syncing : No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel"

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • After kernel update, system hang during next boot

  • During boot, system will hang with error message

Failed to execute /init 
Failed to execute /bin/init. Attempting defaults ...
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kerel

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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