SOLVED! I am using Google Wi-Fi mesh and have configured DHCP to administer addresses. I dug into my router (AT&T) and noticed that its DHCP service was running as well (servicing a different network). I disabled the router service so there are no more conflicting DHCP services/networks seen on the same Ethernet (L1 & L2) network. I then rebooted the Home Assistant machine and get to the ha> prompt and can access via the web GUI.
I have attempted 2 different type of installs on different hardware with the same error. I am using version 6 build 1.
1st try - used a Generic x86-64 image and created an image on a SSD drive. HA loaded many files and stopped at loading the CLI.
2nd try - Installed Windows and used the Oracle VirtualBox installation method. Made propper settings with same CLI not Starting message.
3rd try - Used a different computer (Windows 10) with Oracle Virtual Box installation. Double checked insall setting and resulted iwth same CLI not starting message.
When I get to the # prompt after jump into emergency console, is there some things I can try to do to troubleshoot?
What would you recommend if you were in my shoes? Thanks in advance.
UPDATE: My router is picking up the homeassistant MAC address, but no IP. Cant ping, etc. Gut feeling is that some services are not starting?, etc.