systemd [1]: Failed to execute /bin/sh, giving up : No such file or directory

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  • System unable to boot with the following error message.

    systemd[1]: Failed to execute /bin/sh, giving up: No such file or directory
  • System stuck after switching dracut root


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • Systemd
  • Glibc

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