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 Dell Optiplex 760 OEM.TGZ 
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Post Dell Optiplex 760 OEM.TGZ
Hi,

Not sure if this is of use to anyone else, put please find attached an OEM.TGZ which will work with the Dell Optiplex 760 - including the internal SATA controller and NIC.

It's a combination of other peoples OEM.TGZ which I have then modified the simple.map/pci.ids files to match the Optiplex hardware. As a result it may contain settings/drivers that aren't relevant to the Dell Optiplex 760.

Note - I couldn't make the NIC work with the e1000e.o driver supplied with U4. These is a alternative one included in this OEM.TGZ which does appear to work.

For reference:

Dell BIOS details:

Dell BIOS A00
SATA Operation: AHCI

Dell Hardware details:
Internal Network Card (Intel 82567LM-3): 8086:10de
Internal SATA Controller (Intel ICH10): 8086:3a02

This is being used on ESXi 3.5 U4.

Regards

Iain


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Thanks for posting the file.


Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:33 pm
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Hello ICHAPMAN,

Do i need to replace the OEM.TGZ file in root dir? or any other location also?

I'm getting the following error at the moment:
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"Unable to find a supported device to write the VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 image to."
Manufacturer: Aborted
Model: Aborted
Service Tag: Aborted
BIOS Rev: MQ96510J.86A.1612.2006.1227.1513

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Will replacing this file help me or do i have a bigger problem?

thank you for you help.


Sat May 02, 2009 5:09 pm
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It'll depend on the install method you use. If you install from CD, then you have to replace oem.tgz in the root of the CD as that is used for the install. You'll also have to replace the copy that gets installed on the HD. You can either modify it on the CD (see the tips and tricks forum for a linux script that will do this) or after the ESXi install, you can boot with a Linux live CD and replace the file. On the home page is an article about disabling CIM that will give you an idea of the steps.

If you boot from USB flash drive, then you would need to replace the copy on the HyperVisor1 partition.


Sun May 03, 2009 10:14 pm
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ICHAPMAN,

Can you guide me on how to compile/build *.o (such as e1000.o).

Thanks


Mon May 04, 2009 8:10 am
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There are some notes on it here - viewtopic.php?t=76


Mon May 04, 2009 9:11 am
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Hi

thanks for posting the OEM.TGZ file have been trying to use it on a dell 760 tower the storage drivers go in fine but still doesnt seem to detect the nic do i need to make any other changes to get it to work

regards Wayne


Tue May 05, 2009 2:01 am
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Can you post the PCI id for the NIC - http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/find_PCI_ID.php?

If you run lspci -p, is the NIC listed with a vmnic(x) entry?


Tue May 05, 2009 7:44 am
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kellyw wrote:
Hi

thanks for posting the OEM.TGZ file have been trying to use it on a dell 760 tower the storage drivers go in fine but still doesnt seem to detect the nic do i need to make any other changes to get it to work

regards Wayne


No - I didn't need to make any changes to the NIC configuration to make it work. Providing your PCI id for the NIC matches the one I listed above I would have expected it to function.


Iain


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