Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 installation is failing with "dracut-initqueue[xxx]: Warning: dhcp failed"

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Unable to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 on vSphere 4.1 or 5.1.
  • Anaconda starts to boot up then hangs for a bit then comes back with:
dracut-initqueue[528]: dhcp failed
dracut-initqueue[528]: Warning: Could not boot. 
dracut-initqueue[528]: Warning: /dev/root does not exist 
Starting Dracut Emergency Shell... 
Warning: /dev/root does not exist 
  • IP information is provided in boot parameter during installation.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0

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