Timed out while waiting for the machine to boot [Homestead]
March 6, 2019
Have you ever encountered
Timed out while waiting for the machine to boot. error when you tried to start and provision your Homestead environment?
In such situation Vagrant freezes on
SSH auth method: private key and drops this error in a few minutes:
Timed out while waiting for the machine to boot. This means that Vagrant was unable to communicate with the guest machine within the configured ("config.vm.boot_timeout" value) time period. If you look above, you should be able to see the error(s) that Vagrant had when attempting to connect to the machine. These errors are usually good hints as to what may be wrong. If you're using a custom box, make sure that networking is properly working and you're able to connect to the machine. It is a common problem that networking isn't setup properly in these boxes. Verify that authentication configurations are also setup properly, as well. If the box appears to be booting properly, you may want to increase the timeout ("config.vm.boot_timeout") value.
I have faced this problem several times on a different computers and now I will tell you how to solve it:
- Restart your PC and enter the BIOS while booting.
- Find a virtualization settings. In my case they were in Security > System Security.
- Enable virtualization.
Done! After these steps Homestead should work like a charm.
Founder of Coderello, full-stack developer.