ESXi 4 and 690v / sb600 SO CLOSE to making this work!
Ok, I can install ESXi 4 to a USB Drive, but what if I don't want to install to an IDE/Pata Drive?
I've been trying (literally all day, the wife is not too happy
) to get the installer to recognize my 250GB IDE Pata Drive. I also have 2 - 250GB Sata drives.
Not matter how many times I do the following:http://vm-help.com/esx40i/ESXi_install_ ... _drive.php
The installer will not recognize my F@&U$%C#^&K*I*&^*N&%$%G PATA DRIVE!!!!!!
If I run the vmkload_mod ahci command it will recognize my Sata drives and I can install ESXi4, but When I reboot I get the "boot device not found" error. I haven't tried to fix that problem yet.
I just cannot accept the fact that I cannot get IDE to work.
My motherboard is a TUL TRS690-M1 (Basically a re-branded Foxconn A6VMX) and has an AMD 690V North Bridge and an AMD SB600 South Bridge Chipset
I have seen the same chipset work with IDE/Pata and ESXi4, or should I say I have found a few websites that claim that this chipset works with ESXi4.
My question is what else can I do to try and get IDE Pata to work with ESXi4? and/or What do I need to do to make the install work with my Sata drives?
When I type lspci I can see the 00:20.01 Mass storage controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
But when I type fdisk -l it doesn't show anything?
What am I doing wrong?