yum update fails with 'mkinitrd failed'

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Issue

While doing yum update, the error message seen is :

cpio: ./etc/modprobe.d/network.conf: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
cpio: ./etc/crypttab: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
E: dracut: creation of /boot/initramfs-x.x.xx-xxx.xx.x.el6.x86_64.img failed
mkinitrd failed
warning: %posttrans(kernel-x.x.xx-xxx.xx.x.el6.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
Non-fatal POSTTRANS scriptlet failure in rpm package kernel-x.x.xx-xxx.xx.x.el6.x86_64

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.x

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