Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.
** Changed in: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Confirmed
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Ubuntu 16.04 cloudimg OVA hangs during boot on VMWare VM with
Compatibility > 5.5
Status in initramfs-tools package in Ubuntu:
OVA used: https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/xenial/current/xenial-
Created a new VM using vSphere 6.5.0 Flash client and Deploy OVF
functionality. Target host is VMware ESXi, 6.5.0, 5969303, managed
through the vSphere.
When initially created, the VM was created with ESXi Compatibility
version 5.5 (VMWare HW version 10). I later upgraded the VM to ESXi
Compatibility 6.0 (VMWare HW version 11), after which it hung up
during the boot process (see attached screenshot).
I then attached a serial port to the VM to get kernel logs during
boot. With a serial port attached, the boot process no longer hangs.
Removing the serial port reproduces the issue, and adding it back
resolves it again.
The issue also reproduces with ESXi Compatibility 6.5 (VMWare HW
I tried to get more information from the system using magic sysrq, but
I have not yet found anyway to get the commands across to the VM.
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