Re: Install image not found on CD/USB stick during install
It seems that ESXi 4.1 seems to have some problems installing on HP systems from CD-ROM. It may be the setting of the controller for the device and if you have any BIOS options for that you may consider changing it.
Then, using the same original installation iso from VMware, I used the script to build a bootable USB stick. This actually gets ESXi loaded but not to a usable state...which is probably due to lack of knowledge - I can configure networks, look at logs and so on but can't create a VM. Do I need to do this from the tech console?
If you're booting ESXi from a USB device you'll have to add some storage for your datastores. If you go to the configuration tab and select storage, you can then click Add Storage to create a datastore. Assuming ESXi can see your local storage controller then you'll be OK.