Appliance stuck on boot, issues creating block devices.

SUMMARY

Issue: Appliance stuck on boot, from IPMI you can see the last few steps showing " creating block device ramx or sdx, then an output of " copying data : xx.x% , and the copy data will be stuck. This is due to the on boot task of creating a ram disk being stuck. To remedy this, reboot the appliance to start the process again. This should allow the ram disk creation to go through successfully, and the appliance will boot as normal.

ISSUE

 Appliance stuck on boot, from IPMI you can see the last few steps showing " creating block device ramx or sdx, then an output of " copying data :  xx.x% , and the copy data will be stuck. This is due to the on boot task of creating a ram disk being stuck.

RESOLUTION

To remedy this, reboot the appliance to start the process again. This should allow the ram disk creation to go through successfully, and the appliance will boot as normal. 

CAUSE

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