I have a strange problem where configure scripts won't run, they just hang and max out my cpu.
if I run with debugging (/bin/bash -x) I can see that it hangs when the configure script execs it self with something like exec /bin/bash ./configure.

For a little background on the situation this is a lfs system I built in a virtualbox virtual machine and then used clonezilla to copy it out to a real machine.
The configure scripts run fine if I install the image to a virtual hard drive but not when installing on a physical machine.
everything else works just fine on the physical machine install, I can run other scripts with no problems. Any Ideas???