System is not booting to new kernel after patching when /etc/grub.cfg is a file instead of a symbolic link

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Issue

  • After applying patches which include an updated kernel, the system is not booting to the new kernel. It is also missing the updated kernel in the grub menu
  • /etc/grub.cfg is a file instead of a symbolic link

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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