Salem's Euphoria

Sharing Experience

CentOS 7.2 VM hangs on startup

Leave a comment

Host :  Windows 10
Guest : CentOS 7.2 64x
Tool : Oracle VirtualBox 5.2


For an unknown reason, your VM won’t startup and hangs on boot. You have tried like me many VBoxManage commands, transform raw to vdi, file access rights, … but you’re still on this screen:

CentOS hangs here


Solution :

When your machine gives you the boot choice, press “e” to enter the grub configuration. Look for “rhgb” parameter in the kernel boot commands and delete it.


This command should be in the line starting with “linux16”.

Add the command “” at the end of this line.

Press Ctrl+x to start the VM and maybe everything will work fine.


Author: Salem Ben Afia

Big Data & Java developer Search Engine Architect, Lucene Expert

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s