[CentOS] SOS: Production VM not starting!

Mon Dec 10 23:07:48 UTC 2012
Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi>

2012/12/11 Nikolaos Milas <nmilas at noa.gr>:
> I am using a VM with CentOS 5.8 x86_64 under KVM. I only have console
> access to the VM through a virtual console (web based).
> Tonight, after a routine "yum update", I did a "shutdown -r now" due to
> kernel update and the VM won't start. See console screenshot vm1.png:
> https://vmail.noa.gr/files/vm1.png
> There is an error (which I haven't seen before):
> type=1404 audit (...): selinux=0 auid=...  ses= ...

Is this really error? I

> (see vm1.png above)
> (The system cannot load even with the old kernel; the same error occurs.)
> Note that SElinux is disabled on this system. I booted in rescue mode,
> and auto mount was unsuccessful (see

maybe you need to disable selinux before trying to mount rescue environment?

> https://vmail.noa.gr/files/vm2.png). The log of the rescue process shows
> some error (see https://vmail.noa.gr/files/vm4.png)

How about installing new vm and just copying files and settings to it?

Can you boot this vm to single user mode ?