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Kernel Panic: Unable to find volume group “VolGroup00”; Kernel panic – not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

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Operating System:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

What happened:

The kernel was upgraded and these messages appeared upon reboot.

Work done:

The modules for the RAID card had to be re-compiled and installed for the new kernel.

End result:

Once the drivers were installed, the server came up just fine after a reboot.