issue starting Whonix - gave up waiting for root device

Hi, apologies if this is in the wrong section. I have tried to install whonix multiple times and keep getting the same result shown below… any ideas how I might fix this? thanks.

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Good day,

Sorry but did you verify Whonix? Adding to that, is this error found both on the Gateway and Workstation or just on one of the two?

Have a nice day,


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Thanks for the quick reply, yes I ensured it was the full installer and yes the issue appears in both virtual machines.

UPDATE: I just tried again after writing this post and for some reason the installation is working. I didnt change any settings.

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