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Hello all, I'm new...

the IDE drive in my laptop is not found by esxi 3.5 update 4, so I thought I could simply copy the community oem.tgz over the original one, (with UltraISO) and burn a new cd.
The problem is that I still get the same error message (no drive to write to etc...) - Oh, it's an ICH8M controller I think.
Am I unlucky or do I miss a basic step?
I know I also have to modify the second oem.tgz, but I thought I could do that AFTER installing, in order for Esxi to boot properly from the disk.
But I can't even install it...
Where am I wrong?

Then I have another laptop where the vi /usr/lib... trick works fine, but, before formatting the disk and installing esxi... do you know whether the following network card would be recognized, or what can I do about that?
PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4320&SUBSYS_173C1043&REV_13
PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4320&SUBSYS_173C1043
PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4320&CC_020000
PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_4320&CC_0200 (It's a Marvell Yukon...)

thanks in advance

halfluke


Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:30 pm
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There's no Marvell NIC driver out there that I'm aware.

> the IDE drive in my laptop is not found by esxi 3.5 update 4, so I thought I could simply copy the community oem.tgz over the original one, (with UltraISO) and burn a new cd.
The problem is that I still get the same error message (no drive to write to etc...) - Oh, it's an ICH8M controller I think.

With the IDE drive you would be able to add it to the root of the install CD and then add it again after the install. Did you use the IDE install method with the oem.tgz file? Also could you post the PCI if for the controller? http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/find_PCI_ID.php

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Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:39 pm
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Hi Dave,

thank you very much for your quick reply.

So it seems I'm unlucky. Good that I didn't format as I wouldn't see my Marvel Yukon recognized anyway :(

to answer your question, I used the IDE install method (replace IDE with ISCSI) with a CD where I had replaced the original oem.tgz with the one from the community, but still no go.
The PCI for the controller is
VEN 8086 DEV 2828.

bad thing is... that I tried also with ESXi 4 and I got "failed to load LVMmodule".
Bad network card...? Yes! It's a Marvel Yukon again.

At this point I guess I'm really unlucky, and I might be able to install esxi only inside vmware workstation (maybe!), in this case just for learning purposes as nested virtual machines have unacceptable performances...

Anyway, could you still help me to figure out what I did wrong and why ESXi doesn't want to recognize my SATA controller?

Thanks,
halfluke


Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:29 pm
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With the ICH8 laptop, I would start the install process and then access the console to check 2 things
- run lspci -p to verify that the controller is listed and that the ata_piix module is listed.
- if the above item is OK, I would run fdisk -l to see what disks are seen by ESXi.


Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:43 pm
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there is a 8086 2828 vmhba0 listed...

but fdisk -l gives no result

I can't see ata_piix written anywhere..

this is with any oem.tgz, either the original one or the community one replaced on the ISO image

that means???

thanks


Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:33 pm
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When you run lspci -p, do you see a driver name to the left of vmhbaX?


Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:31 pm
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nothing at all

the line only says:

00:31.02 8086:2828 144d:c519 255/ /0xb1 B V vmhba0

I guess very bad luck right?


Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:10 am
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wow... I've just found out that I cannot even install esxi under vmware workstation... my core 2 duo is one of the few not capable of hardware virtualization...
It's a T5550
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=32 ... odes=SLA4E


I've just bought this new laptop second hand to learn esxi, but I must give up and admit I've made a mistake.

Well, life goes on.. no Esxi knowledge in my resume... :?


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Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:14 am
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RIght now I've realized I should have bought a Dell Latitude D630.

It would have been cheaper, and it seems it's one of the very few laptops that has been tested and works with ESXi straight out of the box.

Both SATA controller and NIC.

Can you confirm Dave?

thanks


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It's been reported as working in the post and assuming Dell hasn't swapped out components I think it would still be a safe bet.

Once you have ESXi installed, how do you plan to manage it? Will you use the 2nd laptop to run the VI client?


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