Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not booting after selecting kernel from grub menu with message "error cannot allocate kernel buffer error you need to load the kernel first"

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux gives an error as below after selecting the kernel from grub menu to boot.
error: cannot allocate kernel buffer 
error: you need to load the kernel first

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase of over 48,000 articles and solutions.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In