The entire installation process seemed successful without any errors, and yet upon first boot, after completing the "getting devices ready" stage, it goes into a "Getting ready" stage and hangs with the little dots spinning.
This is an upgrade of Windows Server 2008 on a WM Ware Virtual Machine. At first I thought it was an issue with Windows Server 2012 not being supported on VM Ware version 7, but after upgrading to VM Version 9 (ESXi 5.1), the same exact problem occurs. It just sits there and spins forever at "Getting ready".
Does this indicate something is wrong, or should I just wait longer? It's been sitting there for at least half and hour already. The first time I tried this, I just powered it down and tried again and it said the installation could not be completed because it was interrupted, so I had no choice but to revert to the old OS, upgrade the VM version, and try again. But I'm right back at this "Getting ready" screen again.