Minishift error Error starting stopped host: Too many retries waiting for SSH to be available

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I am getting this error when trying to run Minishift on Windows 10:

C:>minishift start
-- Starting profile 'minishift'
-- Check if deprecated options are used ... OK
-- Checking if https://mirror.openshift.com is reachable ... OK
-- Checking if requested OpenShift version 'v3.11.157' is valid ... OK
-- Checking if requested OpenShift version 'v3.11.157' is supported ... OK
-- Checking if requested hypervisor 'virtualbox' is supported on this platform ... OK
-- Checking if VirtualBox is installed ... OK
-- Checking the ISO URL ... OK
-- Checking if provided oc flags are supported ... OK
-- Starting the OpenShift cluster using 'virtualbox' hypervisor ...
-- Starting Minishift VM ................................................................................................................... FAIL E0219 18:19:03.403992 93384 start.go:494] Error starting the VM: Error starting stopped host: Too many retries waiting for SSH to be available. Last error: Maximum number of retries (60) exceeded. Retrying.
Error starting the VM: Error starting stopped host: Too many retries waiting for SSH to be available. Last error: Maximum number of retries (60) exceeded..

Thanks,
Ludmila

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I have tried to install minishift in my mac os and also tried couple of work arounds but, did not work for me.

OS: Mac OS Mojave

Why we are facing this issue continuously ?

sudo minishift delete --force --clear-cache

Removed cache content at: '/Users//.minishift/cache' Unable to delete entries from kube config: open /var/root/.kube/config: no such file or directory Deleting the Minishift VM... Minishift VM deleted.

$ sudo minishift start -- Starting profile 'minishift' -- Check if deprecated options are used ... OK -- Checking if https://github.com is reachable ... OK -- Checking if requested OpenShift version 'v3.11.0' is valid ... OK -- Checking if requested OpenShift version 'v3.11.0' is supported ... OK -- Checking if requested hypervisor 'hyperkit' is supported on this platform ... OK -- Checking the ISO URL ... OK -- Downloading OpenShift binary 'oc' version 'v3.11.0' 53.27 MiB / 53.27 MiB [=========================================================================================================================] 100.00% 0s-- Downloading OpenShift v3.11.0 checksums ... OK -- Checking if provided oc flags are supported ... OK -- Starting the OpenShift cluster using 'hyperkit' hypervisor ... -- Minishift VM will be configured with ... Memory: 4 GB vCPUs : 2 Disk size: 20 GB

Downloading ISO 'https://github.com/minishift/minishift-centos-iso/releases/download/v1.16.0/minishift-centos7.iso' 370.00 MiB / 370.00 MiB [=======================================================================================================================] 100.00% 0s -- Starting Minishift VM ...................................................... FAIL E0905 16:00:56.451701 25151 start.go:494] Error starting the VM: Error creating the VM. Error creating machine: Error detecting OS: Too many retries waiting for SSH to be available. Last error: Maximum number of retries (60) exceeded. Retrying. Error starting the VM: Error creating the VM. Error creating machine: Error detecting OS: Too many retries waiting for SSH to be available. Last error: Maximum number of retries (60) exceeded $