Exadata reimaging using USB fails to boot USB (Doc ID 1919001.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 12.1.1.1.0 to 12.1.1.1.1 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After using the makeImageMedia.sh script from the ImageMaker kit (from edelivery) to create a USB bootable disk, the USB will not boot up to begin imaging. The system hangs during boot and displays a "grub>" prompt. This issue affects both storage cell and Linux DB node images. This does not affect ISO-based imaging or PXE-based imaging processes. 

This issue is found only with Exadata software versions 12.1.1.1.0 and 12.1.1.1.1.

Cause

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