How To Fix Vagrant Up Hanging

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Following along the Deploying Rails book, I stumbled immediately when vagrant up hung showing;

Waiting for VM to boot. This can take a few minutes.

even though the server in fact had booted ok.

I found a solution in the mailing list from a Stefano Pallica:

Boot in GUI mode:

:::ruby
config.vm.boot_mode = :gui

Login to the server when booted.

Edit /etc/rc.local and add the following before exit 0:

:::bash
/etc/init.d/networking restart

Worked for me.