I have kernel 4.9.80 (arm64) installed on a Debian stable system. This is on a RPI 3b. When the kernel gets to the line random: crng init done, it stops and never continues. I have read other articles on the issue, but none had a definitive answer. I can try whatever to get it booting.

  • You didn't tell which kernel configuration and compiler you have used. But even if you did, I frankly wouldn't expect that someone here will be willing to debug that for you. Mar 27 '18 at 9:24
  • the bcmrpi3_defconfig target and aarch64-linux-gnu for compiling the kernel. It's gcc 6.3
    – Brady Dean
    Mar 27 '18 at 14:22
  • random. crng init done was earlier started and runs some time, even when other services already stopped. That is parallel execution of systemd. Therefore the message is mostly the last one but less relevant. Look at the messages just before and have in mind they are not executed in sequence.
    – Ingo
    Mar 27 '18 at 15:39
  • Unfortunetnly this is only 2 seconds into boot and there is no other error messages
    – Brady Dean
    Mar 27 '18 at 15:54

Solution: press enter and the prompt shows up.

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