Unable to find root partition on system with NVMe using a cloned image

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  • Moving a cloned image from a system without NVMe disks to a system with NVMe disks results and error: "Unable to find root partition".
  • Moving a cloned image between systems with unlike hardware can result in an unbootable system.
  • Moving a cloned image between different architectures is unsupported. Kernels are architecture-specific.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux v5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux v6.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.x

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