7.97 (x86 Only) Oracle VM Server Installer Hangs Waiting for Hardware to Initialize

While the Oracle VM Server Installer is booting, it can hang for between 9 and 30 minutes with the message: "Waiting for hardware to initialize...". This occurs when the system BIOS is misconfigured to search for a floppy drive and the system has no floppy drive installed.

This behavior only occurs in the installer, and is not present once Oracle VM Server has completed installation.

The fix is to correct the BIOS setting and disable the floppy drive.

Bug 18036268