I am stuck on "starting local machine"


I am stuck on “starting local machine”
It started correctly yesterday after a long time being pending.
But now it is “starting…” for 6 hours, nothin happens…

It was the same on install. i had to quit install when itwas the local machine part. After install restart, i have the “starting…”

I am having the same problem. Windows 10, 2.0.4

Hi all,

So sorry for the trouble!

Can you both (and anyone else who stumbles upon this and is having the same issue) provide your local-by-flywheel.log file? You can find it by clicking on the menu button in the top-left then going to “Reveal Local’s Log”.

Sometimes it works, but most of the time it doesn’t. Here is the log on this link : https://we.tl/YzZv4SWxN3

I’m having the same issue. Here’s my log:

local-by-flywheel.log (328.6 KB)

I have found that this usually happens when I first try to open Local after the computer’s been shut down or asleep. If I then close it and try again, it loads straight away.

I am having the same issue. Here’s my log:

local-by-flywheel.log (324 Bytes)

When I first got Local it was working fine but now it is not working at all.

Hi Clay, i’ve been having real issues with this… im new to local but i really need it to finish website already started. please respond! thanks

Hi @mchandler,

It looks like the log you provided to Jeremy during the chat might have been truncated.

Can you try going to Help » Reveal Local’s Log and then attach the file in a reply here?

Sorry for the trouble! We’ll get this sorted.

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local-by-flywheel.log (52.2 KB)
it should all be here

Got it, thanks! Please open up Cmd.exe and enter and run the following command:

  • %LocalAppData%\Programs\local-by-flywheel\resources\extraResources\virtual-machine\vendor\docker\windows\docker-machine.exe rm -f local-by-flywheel

After you run that command please try reopening Local.

this is whats coming up

Thanks for the screenshot. Can you please try this command now?

  • %LocalAppData%\Programs\local-by-flywheel\resources\extraResources\virtual-machine\vendor\docker\windows\docker-machine.exe create --driver=virtualbox --virtualbox-disk-size 120000 local-by-flywheel

Once again, after running that try re-opening Local.

It’s not opening at all

Local isn’t starting after that command?

What was the output of that command when running it in Cmd.exe?

what does that mean ? sorry not great with IT but i am the most knowledgeable at my office

By output, I mean what did Cmd.exe show after running the command here: I am stuck on "starting local machine"

Similar to the screenshot you sent before.

all sorted thanks

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Hi, I´ve got this message: “Error creating machine: Error in drive during machine creation: Error setting up host only network on machine start: The host-only adapter we just created is not visible. This is a well known VirtualBox bug. You might want to uninstall it and reinstall at least version 5.0.12 that is supposed to fix this issue.”

Could you help me?


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local-by-flywheel.log (27.9 KB)

Hi @jamespurcell,

Please see my reply here: Local App now hangs at Loading... screen