I installed CentoOS 7.0 1406 on a VMWare ESXi 5.5 hypervisor. I installed "Sever with GUI" and selected KDE. However on boot I get the following messages in under a second, before the process tops (waited 15 mins, multiple times):
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
With a flashing "_" but no ability to provide input.
The drive is encrypted. I do not know if CentOS's drive encryption would affect this (I haven't been given the ability to enter the phrase to decrypt the drive yet)
I tried reinstalling it from scratch, same error messages. I have a Windows 2012 server running on the hypervisor with no issues. I Googled around, and this doesn't appear to be an issue with CentOS in general, so I imagine it's some way that I configured my virtual machine, or installed the OS.
I'm running on 2 GB of RAM and 1 virtual core. I tried booting up with removing the vm's access to the network, and this changed nothing.
What is the issue?
What can I do to troubleshoot the current install/virtual machine?
How could I resetup the virtual machine, and reinstall the OS to avoid this issue in the future?