X86 System Unable to Boot and Hangs at Grub Prompt (Doc ID 1542398.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.1 to 11.1 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

When booting the system after the bios is loaded and the system starts the grub loading....

the system stops at the grub prompt "grub", and does not display the menu.lst selection screen.

Changes

Update from 11.1 to latest 11.1 version.

Updated all Zpools to version 34 from version 33. The rpool was on version 33.
After this update the boot failed to boot by dropping to grub prompt.

After attempting to install a new bootloader the following message is displayed...

Cause

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