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Preserve grub.conf before Installing Grid Infrastructure (Clusterware) on Xen/OVM else VM won't Boot (Doc ID 1065607.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Generic Linux


In, when installing or cloning Grid Infrastructure (Clusterware), installs the ASM Cluster File System (ACFS). When installing ACFS in a domU running a xen/OVM kernel, the base Linux driver installation routines may overwrite grub.conf with an incorrect version. When this happens, the following error may occur:

the VM fails to boot with the following error:

# xm create vm.cfg
Using config file "./vm.cfg".
Error: Boot loader didn't return any data!

This problem has been observed on OEL5/RHEL5 Update 3 and OEL5/RHEL5 Update4.


This can happen during Grid Infrastructure (Clusterware) installation or cloning operation.


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