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ricdanger wrote:
You can see that the my script is based in yours, so of course you can add it.
Regards.


Okay :)

With just some more variables I think I can even make it fully compatibility with ESXi4.

rgd Daniel

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I managed to fix it. Not my MCP61 board is fully working (SATA + Network).

Would you be able to tell me which PCI id you added?


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ricdanger wrote:
Sure. You can add it.
My script is based on yours. Unfortunatelly, yours didn't worked for me and given that it had a lot of variables and other stuff, I decided to do a simpler version that worked for me instead of figuring out what was wrong.
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If you look at my script there is 3 rows that starts with # remove the # for the line that has log.txt and run the script again and post the log file.
if you can remove the set -x too , you will get alot extra text but you can read out where it failes better.

On the other hand my script has minimal support for ESXi 4.
Working to fix it and you help me abit on the way ,

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Can somebody tell me what's happened with the PCI.IDS-File?
Why is it not integrated in the oem.tgz?

With my PCI ID for my ASUS M3N78-VM, the SATA Controller didn't work and i don't know why.....

Unfortunately, the PATA Controller works out of the box.


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pci.ids is in a different location with 4.0.

So do you have 4.0 working with the MB on a local IDE drive?


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My Problem is the following:

In ESXi 3.5 i copied the .dd image to an USB-Stick. Then i started the Server an edited the simple.map and the pci.ids. It works perfect.
I added the ID for my SATA Controller and the Realtek NIC (only SATA works).

I Updated this Version to the new 4.0 the Controller will not be detected now. I edited pci.ids and simple.map but the REGISTERED version auf the ESX doesnt't allow any changes in that files. The Server is booting with the standard-file which is originally included in the image.

So i changed the .dd-Image with a customized oem.tgz. It's starting with that, i can find my ID, but he is not recognizing the controller. Now my idea is, that the error is because there is no entry in the PCI.IDS. But when i am editing the file, the Server says that there can no boot partition found.

so my last idea was to include an edited PCI.IDS in OEM.TGZ and test ist. But i didn't find any way to extract the PCI.IDS from ESXi4.


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pci.ids will be in /etc/vmware with ESXi 4.0, but you'll need to get a ESXi 4.0 realtek driver first as the one compiled with 3.5 shouldn't work.


Mon May 25, 2009 10:50 pm
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Hello Dave.

The Problem is the SATA Driver - i was suprised, that that the realtek NIC is supported out of the box in esx4.

I found the PCI.IDS, but how can i extract it from the esx without any File-Transfer access? Any idea?

My PCI ID for the SATA Controller is 10de:0ad4 ... shown by the lspci -v command, but adding it to pci.ids manually didn't work for me at this moment.


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I've attached simple.map / pci.ids. I would start with just changing simple.map. That controls which driver is loaded. pci.ids just provides display name for the hardware in the console and VI client.

If you don't have a NIC working, you could boot with a Linux live CD and copy it over.


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