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Old 06-09-2019, 11:02 PM   #1
jvr968
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Unhappy Bootable USB does not work


I installed VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 6.7.0U2-13006603 ISO (2019) in a USB drive of 4GB of space with dd like so:
dd if=VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update01-10302608.x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdb
It has been installed correctly, there are no errors when it's finished, but when I tried to start nothing happens.
I opened the bios and in the boot menu i can see the available devices.
the USB drive is included with its UEFI partition. I have selected usb device and it shows a black screen for a second and it comes back to the BIOS interface.

I tried with this other iso.
VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update02-13006603.x86_64
The result is the same one.

It is supposed to be the same files as downloaded from: http://www.vmware.com/go/get-free-esxi

I used the same process to create a bootable with a centos 7 iso with dd and I installed centos 7 with any problem I'm currently using that system and is up to date.


Which is the problem?

Thank you.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 02:15 PM   #2
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Did you do "sync" after the dd to make sure all the data was written to the USB?
 
Old 06-10-2019, 03:18 PM   #3
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Did you do bs=? like dd if=whatever.iso bs=1024M of=/dev/sdb?
I forgot to add the bs parameter which caused it not to boot
 
Old 06-10-2019, 04:04 PM   #4
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Not sure what you have exactly nor do I know if that image is hybrid and capable of booting to a usb. If you want it on a usb then follow their instructions. https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2004784

I rather doubt the update image would work.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 04:12 PM   #5
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Jefro may be correct, forgot about that...isohybrid
To make the iso a isohybrid do
Code:
isohybrid VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update01-10302608.x86_64.iso
you can do isohybrid --help but usually you dont need any options
 
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