System fails to boot with messages "systemd[1]: Failed to execute /sbin/init, giving up: Permission denied"

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  • When system boot, it fails with below messages
Starting Switch Root...
systemd-journald[285] Received SIGTERM from PID 1 (systemd)
systemd[1]: Failed to execute /sbin/init, giving up: Permission denied
  • System stuck after switching Root messages


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Systemd

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