I had done some management by connecting to the ESXi 4.0 Server and using the
unsupported shell login remotely using a KVM.
I then typed
Now it is stuck at a blank line:
# exit _
_ is a blinking index cursor
Is there any way to recover the shell without rebooting? I have tried the common
esc, and going back to
alt+f1 just brings me back to that stuck shell. In the
alt+f2 screen with its very limited capabilities, I have also tried the "Restarting Management Agents" option...which also did not change the
alt+f1 screen back to a shell prompt.
Also, based on Falcon Momot's suggestions in comments and answer:
I realized only
alt+f11 are available ttys.
alt+f1 being the shell for unsupported login/management
alt+f2 the terminal gui options
and alt+f11 brings up red text stating:
TSC: 2720302897 cpu0:0)Init: 461: The Execute Disabel/No Execute CPU feature is not enabled for this machine.
I have not found anything suggesting enabling that would help me, or any way to enable it from the ESXi client...without access to the server.