VMDK wont progress past "random: crng init done"

Having issues with the VMDK.

Here is what I have done so far.

  1. Created a new VM in Workstation (Ubuntu-x64, 10GB storage, 1GB RAM, bridged network, enabled UEFI).
  2. Attached the VMDK.
  3. It powers on and gets to the “random: crng init done” and then sits there. I have left it running for over an hour and it still doesn’t progress. Pressing enter does nothing.

What am I doing wrong?

I want to convert this and put it in ESXi 6.7 but I can’t even get the thing working in WS.

Can we get some better documentation on getting the VMDK image working instead of just “add it as a linux 64 and set it to UEFI instead of BIOS”. It doesn’t seem to “just work” so there has to be some additional instructions added.

Check this guide