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Author:  arsalan [ Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:33 am ]
Post subject:  ECS P45T-A Motherboard ESXI 4.0 Problem

Dear All,

I have been trying to get install and even after getting Intel Pro/1000 GT, now i encounter problem that it doesn't know the my drive.

Can you someone help me plz, i am not a linux guy at all.

Thank you

Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ECS P45T-A Motherboard ESXI 4.0 Problem

Can you post the exact error and the PCI id and model of storage controller? http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/find_PCI_ID.php

Author:  arsalan [ Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ECS P45T-A Motherboard ESXI 4.0 Problem

Dear Dave,

The error is that it doesn't recognize the my hard drives or hardware, and i have attached the screen shot from my intel ICHR10 as per instruction.

thank you for the help as always

Cheers
Arsal

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Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ECS P45T-A Motherboard ESXI 4.0 Problem

If you run the install, could you go to the console and run

fdisk -l

and

lspci -p

For the fdisk command are any disks listed? For the 2nd command do you see any vmhba devices and if so what module is listed?

Author:  arsalan [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ECS P45T-A Motherboard ESXI 4.0 Problem

Hi Dave,

I know i always come back late with replies, i have tried every possible to way to get it install, now something wierd has happened that when i boot with Esxi 4.0 the installation hangs just when it comes to press enter, then keyboard freezes.

The Message i get.

Black screen and grey text

Welcome to the vmware ESXI 4.0.0 installation

VMware Esxi 4.0.0 installs on most systems but only systems on VMware's Hardware Comaptibility Guide (HCG) are supported. Please consult VMware's HCG on vmware.com

Please Select the operation you wish to perform

(ESC) Cancel (R) Repair (Enter) Install

The keyboard freezes are this.

Please advise. it doesn't allow me to go to console and give you the info.

Cheers

Arsal

Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ECS P45T-A Motherboard ESXI 4.0 Problem

Are you using a USB or PS2 keyboard and can you swap to the other type?

Author:  arsalan [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ECS P45T-A Motherboard ESXI 4.0 Problem

with usb it install the esxi without any error but my bad luck now after it has boot, it gives this error.

PANIC: Error while reading file: -3, cim.vgz
boot:

any idea

Author:  arsalan [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ECS P45T-A Motherboard ESXI 4.0 Problem

hey Dave,

I guess the issue has been solved and it is working perfectly right now, the HHD had some problem so i replaced it.

Thank you very much and appreciate your help.

I am really really happy

Cheers

Arsalan

Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ECS P45T-A Motherboard ESXI 4.0 Problem

That's good to hear. So with the new HD what exactly did you have to do to get the install to work?

Author:  arsalan [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ECS P45T-A Motherboard ESXI 4.0 Problem

nothing really special,

I guess i used USB keyboard and somehow my 250GB Sata drive was bad and i was getting the error, i replaced with 180GB Sata drive and work perfectly.

The built NIC is not supported by ESXI 4.0.

Thank you and it is working perfectly now.

Cheers

Arsalan

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