[CentOS] Server hangs after installing KVM

Thu Jun 27 14:08:07 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Hi, there,

Guy Boisvert wrote:
>      I just received a Supermicro server back from factory repair.
> Installed CentOS 6.3 x86_64 fresh from DVD (tried with 6.4, same
> result).  Everything goes fine until i install Virtualization* yum
> groups.  Virtualization is enabled in BIOS.  Server boots, CentOS loads
> and i have even a login prompt.  If i'm fast enough to enter login name
> and password, shell works for about 10 sec.  Then, it seems to hang.
> Pressing CTRL-C seems to work as i see it on screen (CTRL-C text).
>      I'm used to Xen in CentOS 5 where we can choose a non-Xen kernel at
> boot time.  With CentOS 6 and KVM, i'm kinda lost!  I Googled a lot and

The "choose a kernel" is the grub menu, and unless you've disabled it, you
can still do it. Try hitting any key as soon as you see the "about to boot
... in x sec"

I'd boot to single usermode (s at the end of the kernel line), and check
the logs.

And I really, *REALLY* don't like Supermicro. We've got a large bunch of
servers from Penguin, who's all Supermicro, and we've sent a ton back for
repair, as well as doing things here, *and* several of those sent back
were sent back more than once.