A start job is running for dev-disk-by\x2duui..45464564644871c.device (no limit)

Hi everyone,

When my VM OpenSUSE starts, I have the logo displayed… and nothing happens… the logo remains indefinitely. When I display the prompt I see the following message: A start job is running for dev-disk-by\x2duui…45464564644871c.device (no limit).

I let it run for many hours without success, it seems blocked.

I’m new to Linux and don’t know where to start, any help will be appreciated :slight_smile:


  • Insufficient VM disk space allocated?
  • Btrfs housekeeping (“balance” and “scrub”) not done?
  • Installation error?
    Presumably an installation into the VM by means of an ISO image –
    *=2]Was the Checksum of the ISO image OK?

No guarantees, because I am guessing.

When you get the grub menu, hit ‘e’ in the menu line that you use.

That should put you into edit mode.

Scroll down until you find the line that starts “linux” (or it could “linuxefi”).
See if there is a “resume=some-string” there, with a “some-string” perhaps looking like gibberish. If so, change that to “noresume”.

Then use CTRL-X to continue booting.

Let us know whether that gets you past the problem.

Your system references a uuid, which doesn’t exist. Get the uuid from the message and search for it in /etc:

**erlangen:~ #** grep -rl f5177cae-4082-44ed-9471-b99030f06866 /etc/              
**erlangen:~ #**

Hello everyone, thank you very much for answering me. :shame:

Actually I am facing a strange problem for me. This VM works perfectly when I launch from VMware Workstation 16 Pro, then I deployed it on my ESxi 6.5 and there it no longer works and I encounter the message quoted above.

As karlmistelberger suggested I will look if there is a reference to this UUID in my system.

Thank you again for your help :good:

To “copy” a VM from one machine to another, you have to “clone” the VM.

  • Please tell us which Virtual Machine you’re using.
    The method to clone a VM from one machine to another is different for each VM being used – the procedure for cloning VMs is VM specific …


in fact i don’t copy or clone my VM but i converted it by using the software StarWind V2V Converter, the conversion went well apparently.

My problem may come from there, I should not be able to convert but clone this VM but I don’t know how to do it, yet I tried with several methods without success.

If I’m not mistaken, the tool you used is Free Ware – not Open Source …

  • If the VM you’re using is VirtualBox and, the system in the VM is the Redmond thing, then you can simply copy the VM to another machine.
  • But, in general, if the system in the VM is anything UNIX® (Linux, BSD, etc., etc.) then, you have to export the VM to a file and then import that file into a newly created VM on the target machine.