DELL Precision Laptop M6500
Please help ...
I am trying to install ESXI 4.1 to a Dell M6500 Laptop
Booting with CD I received 1st error 'No network card found'.
Using lspci -v I found that the NIC is Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5761e (14e4:1680). I was able to update simple.map and load tg3.o and network is now available.
2nd error encountered is no harddrive found.
fdisk -l reports nothing found
So, using lspci -v I found "RAID bus controller Mass storage controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 82801 SATA RAIDControler (Class 0104: 8086:282a).
I updated simple.map again and achi is hooking the controller as vmhba0 but I am still unable to install.
lspci -p gives me the following:
000:000:31.2 8086:282a 1028:02ef 10/ 10/0xa8 D V ahci vmhba0
In order to make things a little easier I made a USB key to make changes a little easier.
As a sanity check I was able to successfully load CentOS 5.5 on the laptop as a test and it worked fine.
So, I tried Setting BIOS settings for SATA drive: RAID, ACHI, and ATA and I still do not see the harddrive.
What am I missing or what should I try?