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ESXi 4.x

Whitebox Setup
-- ASUS M4N68T-M-LE
-- AMD Athlon II X2 250
-- 4GB DDR3 eVM RAM x 1
-- 500 GB SATA Seagate HDD
-- Network Controller - Realtek 8211C
-- Storage Controller - MCP61 SATA/IDE Controller (Although the box mentions it is MCP68 chipset)
-- No changes made to the BIOS
-- BIOS does not list the AMD-V option although processor specs mention it is supported

By default the onboard NIC and SATA controllers do not work. Hence modified the pci.ids and simple.map file to include a reference to the PCI ids of the network and storage controller and that did the trick.

Attached is the modified oem.tgz.

Installed from a USB flash drive. Hence testing done only with ESXi 4.0. (ESXi 4.1 does not allow installation from a USB drive, still working on it). Will be testing ESXi 4.1 from a cd rom shortly and will post the update.


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File comment: Modified oem.tgz file for ASUS M4N68T-M-LE motherboard
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ESXi 4.1.0.u1-348481 test from CD-ROM worked fine and the installation was successful. The whitebox is up and running successfully.

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I can also confirm this oem.tgz works.

I have an ASUS M4N68T-M V2, and AMD Athlon II X2 250.

ESX 4.1 U1 installation CD detected a 250GB SATA harddrive with no issues and installed correctly.

I did not test the network portion as I'm using a discrete Intel NIC I already had.


sangramkrath - can you please post the PCI IDS you added to this file for my curiosity? I want to see if there's any differences between the LE and V2 versions of this motherboard.


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Hi,

I have the M4N68T-M-V2 and would like to install exsi on it. Would it be possible? Sorry I am a newb at this...
And the tar.gz file you have...how should I use it?

Much appreciated,

KD


Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:22 pm
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What sort of NIC and storage controller does the MB have?

You can use this - http://vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/find_PCI_ID.php - to get the PCI ids for the NIC and storage controller.

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Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:37 am
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I tried to edit the 4.1.0 iso file and add in the oem.tgz file, as well as extract the pci.ids and simple.map files and adding them into the iso file. But I am getting the attached error every time when booting up. Does anyone have any suggestions?

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9357122/IMG_0046.JPG


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I can find the Vendor ID and Device ID of the network and SATA controller within Sangramkrath's oem.tgz, so I think it can work with this board...

Trying to follow the below guide, but I can't find out how to use sangramkrath's oem.tgz. I extracted the iso onto a folder, then navigate to the imagedd to replace the oem.tgz, but i only see 1 file within the imagedd folder. Also, I am not seeing this path within the install.tgz file - install.tgz/install.tar/usr/lib/vmware/installer/VMware. I'm sure I am doing something wrong...can you help guide me in the right place? I am using WINRAR right now..should I be using another application to drill into the imagedd folder and install.tgz?

http://vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/customize_oem_tgz.php


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Finally! I was able to install ESXi 4.1 on M4N68T-M-LE v2.
Thank you all!

Now, in my virtual Windows 7 I have no sound.
ESXi has support for sound card?
What will be happening that I have no sound?
Thank


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kedang wrote:
I can find the Vendor ID and Device ID of the network and SATA controller within Sangramkrath's oem.tgz, so I think it can work with this board...

Trying to follow the below guide, but I can't find out how to use sangramkrath's oem.tgz. I extracted the iso onto a folder, then navigate to the imagedd to replace the oem.tgz, but i only see 1 file within the imagedd folder. Also, I am not seeing this path within the install.tgz file - install.tgz/install.tar/usr/lib/vmware/installer/VMware. I'm sure I am doing something wrong...can you help guide me in the right place? I am using WINRAR right now..should I be using another application to drill into the imagedd folder and install.tgz?

http://vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/customize_oem_tgz.php



Look at one of these two options to customize the install image with an existing oem.tgz file.
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4
viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3272

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kedang wrote:
I tried to edit the 4.1.0 iso file and add in the oem.tgz file, as well as extract the pci.ids and simple.map files and adding them into the iso file. But I am getting the attached error every time when booting up. Does anyone have any suggestions?

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9357122/IMG_0046.JPG

The vmfs error means that ESXi did not recognize a NIC.

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