The installation of Oracle VM Server 3.0.x hangs while loading xen.gz on servers with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) cards or with console redirection enabled in the BIOS.
The next example shows a hung boot screen.
COM32 Multiboot loader v0.1. Copyright (C) 2005 Tim Deegan
IPMI cards or enabled console redirection change the default Component Object Model (COM) port inside the BIOS from COM A (COM 1) to COM B (COM 2). When the Component Object Model (COM) port becomes COM B (COM 2) the installation program hangs as described above.
1. Access the system BIOS, open the Advanced menu, and validate the Console Redirection settings. Either DISABLE Console Redirection or change it to COM1.
2. Exit and Save the BIOS changes.
3. Restart the Oracle VM Server installation.