RHEL 5.1 hangs at 'Starting udev' after P2V to ESX 4

  • 7004363
  • 02-Sep-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

When attempting to convert a Red Hat Enterprise 5.1 to ESX4 the target virtual machine will hang on boot during the “Starting udev” step.

 

Situation

Error messages such as: udev-095-14 failed to start in a timely manner when running RHEL 5.1 on ESX4 is a known issue as reported by Red Hat.

 

Resolution

The following link has additional information regarding this issue as well as a possible workaround: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=413831

 

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