Unable to complete a boot

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • We have a virtual machine running inside a vSphere 5.5 controlled esxi farm.
  • It is failing to boot correctly. I "turn on the power" and the normal boot begins (I Hit F2 to get rid of plymouth) The Filesystems come up clean, UDEV devices start to come up. It reaches eth0 and tests the IP. Immediately after that, the system says "Beginning Shutdown" and continues showing information one expects during shutdown, and then powers-off.
  • I have tried booting one of the two previous kernels also with the same results.
%G      Welcome to [0;31mRed Hat[0;39m Enterprise Linux Server
Starting udev: %G[60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

Setting hostname DNECC05S2.dext.dtra.dec:  [60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

Setting up Logical Volume Management:   8 logical volume(s) in volume group "vg_changeme" now active
[60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

Checking filesystems
/dev/mapper/vg_changeme-lv_root: clean, 92105/327680 files, 644656/1310720 blocks
/dev/sda1: clean, 50/65536 files, 30634/262144 blocks
/dev/sdb1: clean, 173215/39321600 files, 73988998/157286382 blocks
/dev/mapper/vg_changeme-lv_home: clean, 4282/327680 files, 388250/1310720 blocks
/dev/mapper/vg_changeme-lv_opt: clean, 3056/458752 files, 1283996/1833984 blocks
/dev/mapper/vg_changeme-lv_tmp: clean, 17/131072 files, 25391/524288 blocks
/dev/mapper/vg_changeme-lv_var: clean, 99074/262144 files, 452812/1048576 blocks
/dev/mapper/vg_changeme-lv_log: clean, 226/131072 files, 52830/524288 blocks
/dev/mapper/vg_changeme-lv_audit: clean, 40/131072 files, 497052/524288 blocks
[60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

Remounting root filesystem in read-write mode:  [60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

Mounting local filesystems:  [60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

Enabling /etc/fstab swaps:  [60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

Entering non-interactive startup
Starting monitoring for VG vg_changeme:   8 logical volume(s) in volume group "vg_changeme" monitored
[60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

iptables: Applying firewall rules: [60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

FATAL: Module off not found.
Bringing up loopback interface:  [60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

Bringing up interface eth0:  Determining if ip address is already in use for device eth0...
[60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]

FATAL: Module off not found.
Starting auditd: [60G[[0;32m  OK  [0;39m]


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5

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