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Hello, I try to follow it
I have add the pid in the oem.tgz.
edit the isolinux.cfg (I modified the ISO file directly)

However, the ESXi 4 U1 still return "Unsupport Network Adapter"

What should I do??

Or is there anyone can uploaded a workable ISO file to me?

Thanks alot


Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 am
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Could you post the PCI if for the NIC? http://vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/find_PCI_ID.php

Did you try to load the driver manually with vmkload_mod?

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Dave.Mishchenko wrote:
Could you post the PCI if for the NIC? http://vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/find_PCI_ID.php

Did you try to load the driver manually with vmkload_mod?

Hi Dave
The network card is 14e4:1684 onBoard NIC B5764M (same as scarf)

Please correct me if I have done anything wrong. (All the steps are done in Windows)

1. Download the ISO of ESXi 4U1 from VMWare website
2. Download oem.tgz from viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2002 (Creating driver for Broadcom 5761 to support Dell system)
3. I use 7-zip to browse that oem.tgz. I edit the simple.map directly, add a line 14e4:1684 0000:0000 network tg3.o after the line 14e4:1681 0000:0000 network tg3.o. And save it. 7-Zip asked me if I want to update the context, I answer all yes.
3. Using the ISO software to edit ESXi 4 ISO file. I add the oem.tgz into the root directory.
4. Edit isolinux.cfg.
I add the --- oem.tgz into append vmkboot.gz
append vmkboot.gz --- vmkernel.gz --- oem.tgz --- sys.vgz --- cim.vgz --- ienviron.tgz --- image.tgz --- install.tgz
5. Burnt into CD
6. Start install
7. After vmw_psp_mru loaded successfully, it has an error msg
"No compatible network adapter found. Please consult the product's Hardware Compatibility Guide (HCG) for a list of supported adpaters." (Alt-F1)
In the VMkernel log (Alt-F12) it has two more error message
sysboot: 32. networking-drivers returned critical failure
sysboot: Executing 'chvt 1'

I tried to follow your advice to scarf
"I would boot with the install CD again and when you get to the error
1) press ALT+F1 to get to the console - login will be root / no password
2) run esxcfg-nics -l - you should get nothing for output"

but the screen is frozen

I have also tried to typed "unsupported" in Alt-F1, Alt-F2, Alt-F11 and Alt-F12, but it is still no response


Can you give me advice if I have done anythings wrong?
or How can I try to load the driver manually with vmkload_mod, when the kernel is not responding


Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:48 pm
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Did it freeze up with the original install media? If not, I would load that are then try vmkload_mod with it.

What OS are you using 7-zip, etc on? I've always used ESX(i) or Linux as Windows can mess things up.

If you can use the original ISO with vmkload_mod successfully, then I can build you an oem.tgz file to use.

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Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:00 pm
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Dave.Mishchenko wrote:
Did it freeze up with the original install media? If not, I would load that are then try vmkload_mod with it.

What OS are you using 7-zip, etc on? I've always used ESX(i) or Linux as Windows can mess things up.

If you can use the original ISO with vmkload_mod successfully, then I can build you an oem.tgz file to use.


Yes, it also freezes up with the original install media.

I am using Windows XP with 7-zip (portable version)

When it returns the "No compatible network adapter found. Please consult the product's Hardware Compatibility Guide (HCG) for a list of supported adpaters." message, there is no response in Alt-F1
Alt-F2, I can type anythings and there will generate some error message in Alt-F12 (unsupport char ....)

Thanks for your help


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The NIC shouldn't freeze up the host. Are you running the latest BIOS and have you tried disabling any devices in the BIOS that you won't need (or even the NIC just to eliminate that as a potentialy problem)?

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Dave.Mishchenko wrote:
The NIC shouldn't freeze up the host. Are you running the latest BIOS and have you tried disabling any devices in the BIOS that you won't need (or even the NIC just to eliminate that as a potentialy problem)?


The program itself seems to be not freeze

(as I still can use Alt-F2 , F-11 and F-12 to change the screen
In addition, I still can type in Alt-F2, and after i type somethings and press enter, Alt-F12 will generate some error message, just there will be no resonponse in Alt-F1)


That is a new computer, (just receive it in last month)
only have a harddisk , DVD-ROM, network card and nothing else
so I have no idea what can disable.

(And I can't find a place to disable the NIC in the BIOS)

I will check the BIOS release date late in today when I arrive my office


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If you press ALT+F1 do you get a different screen? (i.e. mostly black with a banner across the top)?

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Dave.Mishchenko wrote:
If you press ALT+F1 do you get a different screen? (i.e. mostly black with a banner across the top)?

Yes
that is

"No compatible network adapter found. Please consult the product's Hardware Compatibility Guide (HCG) for a list of supported adpaters."


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I have updated the BIOS and the firmware of the network card to the latest one,
no help

Still got the same problem.

I try to add a new network card to solve the problem, will it be a good idea?


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