"Error loading operating system" on ODA (Oracle Database Appliance) (Doc ID 1944818.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Database Appliance Software - Version 2.1.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Ever since the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) was first received, one of the nodes has failed to boot the operating system. An attempted boot-up does not even get as far as a GRUB screen.  Even after re-imaging, it still shows a message saying "Error loading operating system".

Cause

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