The following is seen when trying to start the NTP daemon and synching to NTP:
Synchronizing with time server: Error : Name or service not known [FAILED]
Starting ntpd: [ OK ]
Starting capd: [ OK ]
Starting crond: [ OK ]
Starting omsa-init: Shutting down DSM SA Connection Service [FAILED]
RSA Authentication Manager SecurID Appliance will not boot.
Running netstat reports the following:
eth0 IP address: <IP address> waiting
NTP fails, not because the server is unreachable, but because its name cannot be resolved
The resolution could be either to:
Comment out NTP or change the NTP name to IP address in /etc/ntp.conf, or
Add a name entry to local /etc/hosts file.
To boot GRUB in single user mode:
To get past the hanging screen start the virtual machine using run level 2.
In the GRUB loader menu, edit the first line by adding init 2 at the end.
When the GNU GRUB... menu is shown during initial boot select the first menu entry. Then press e for edit.
On first line press e again to edit the kernel.... command.
Go at the end of the line and add init 2.
Press Enter. This should take you to the previous screen.