During Upgrade of Oracle Big Data Appliance, Node Cannot be Booted into the Latest Kernel Either into OS or USB Mode

(Doc ID 1980574.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2016

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Upgrading to BDA Mammoth 4.1 Release. After the upgrade node01 seems to hang on boot.

In ILOM remote console noticing below errors on boot phase ....

find (hd3,0)/THIS_IS_AN_OS_DIS

Error 15: File not found

find (hd3,0)/THIS_IS_AN_OS_DISK

Error 15: File not found

Also there doesn't seem to be USB Rescue boot options in the grub to be able to boot into rescue mode.

Only able to perform OS boot into an old kernel by following  Doc ID 1983550.1  Instructions to Manually Enter Boot Options in Grub Shell during Reboot on Oracle Big Data Appliance.

Cause

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