Stuck preparing spawn area

I downloaded the new iso from the wiki that was supposed to have jdk 16 so I could run new Minecraft severs. However, once I downloaded it and got it set up it wont get past the preparing spawn area part of starting the server, stuck at 0%.
Side not, when I use the command iptables -L it shows me that the rules are empty but the website seems to work just fine. Any help would be appreciated .