System boot fails with an error "invalid or unsupported executable format" message with newly installed kernel.

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  • When a new kernel kernel-2.6.32-431.3.1.el6.x86_64 was installed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 machine, and rebooted, the system boot failed with an error message as follows.
"invalid or unsupported executable format"
  • What can be the root cause of above message? How to get system booted with new kernel?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4

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