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# 1  
Old 04-19-2010
Tools Problem at GRUB prompt

Hi,

I have a SUNFIRE V40Z server with Solaris 10 i86pc platform. I am experiencing probkem at GRUB prompt. I have restarted my server thrice but it is getting stuck at GRUB. Moreover it is not accepting any key stroke from my keyboard. I am able to enter BIOS and navigate around.

Please help me out. This is sort of a high priority issue for me.

Thnks in advance.
# 2  
Old 04-19-2010
Can provide screen shot? what do you mean by "stuck"?
Aren't you able to choose the OS from the grub and hit "Enter" ? You can't select?
Tried with another keyboard? Need details from you.
# 3  
Old 04-19-2010
Hi Incredible,

Code:
 <grub>

this is where i am held up when i restarted the server all the three times. when i type something at the prompt it is not reflected on the screen...the keyboard is detected though, its like hanged state. i am not proceeding to the OS menu at all...
# 4  
Old 04-20-2010
Insert a Solaris x86 OS dvd. power off and on the system. See what it does
# 5  
Old 04-20-2010
# 6  
Old 04-23-2010
Thank u all for ur suggestuions..... We tried reinstalling grub after booting through a bootable DVD ut nothing worked...we had to re-install the OS altogether. Soalris_User: Thank you for the doc...it is quite informative......but my problem was that at the grub prompt i am not able to enter anything....keyboard is sort of hanged... Can anybody suggest how i can over come this keyboard problem ?? I tried it by replacing the present usb keyboard with ps2...but nothing worked. But after I log in keyboard is working fine..... !!!!!
# 7  
Old 04-23-2010
Try turning on LEGACY USB SUPPORT in your BIOS if it has such a setting.
Also try holding down the SHIFT key while booting.

Last edited by fpmurphy; 04-23-2010 at 02:31 PM..

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