Broadcom NetLink BCM57788
I know there is another thread about this same NIC but thought I should start my own.
Newbie to all things VMware/Ubuntu/etc so please bear with me!
So I've tried to install ESXi 4.1.0 Update 1 via VMware Go (compatability test states not on approved list, but all components compatible)...which errors out with a message about the NIC is either not present or assigned to another connection.
I burned the ISO to disk and ran the installer and it looks as if it tries to install but errors out with "vmkctl.HostCtlException: Unable to load module /usr/lib/vmware/vmkmod/vmfs3: Failure". Found out this too deals with the NIC.
Checked into the NIC and it is the onboard Broadcom NetLink BCM57788, 14E4, 1691. Which led me to the script to make a custom ISO (viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4
So I've installed VMware Player and a vm of Ubuntu 10.10 (let's just say that being a strictly MS guy it's been fun trying to figure all this out) and I've copied the ISO and mkesxiaio_4.2 over to their own folder w/in the Ubuntu user folder and I've ran the script...choosing 4.1, ISO, which then immediately errors out saying "No OEM file.. Exiting", deletes all folders and exits the script.
Which brings me to the 2 reasons for my post...
1. Anyone else get their installation to work with the BCM57788? (I did see a thread with exactly that NIC in the title, but nothing really solid)
2. Issue with the mkesxiaio 4.2 script...I looked at the script and it says something about "if you are using the auto function and haven't set -iso it till stop the script". Is there something I need to do prior to running the script? I've made sure the ESXi ISO was in the same folder as the script thinking that it didn't know where to look for it, but the script does check for *.iso...so I don't know what else to do so that it will see the ISO.
Besides going out and buying an Intel NIC, which I'm sure is easier, I wanted to try and get this going with the onboard NIC
Any help would be greatly appreciated from this ultra noob.
Thanks in advance!