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Old 06-05-2006, 06:42 PM   #1
ShadowScythe
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Problems Configuring new VMware ESX Server


Hi all...

:: Background ::
I have recently installed VMware ESX onto a spare system of mine. Granted it's not the best of machines to do it on, it's for testing purposes only.

When I log into the system from a web interface I am prompted with the configuration wizard, and everything seems to be hunky-dory

:: The Problem ::
Everything configures correctly up to the point when I go to save the startup profile (about the 3rd or 4th screen). I am prompted with a Warning message that reads "One or more warnings were generated: Failed to execute LILO."

Then it decides that it wants to reboot the system and I get to start the process all over again.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

-Pete
 
Old 12-29-2006, 05:58 AM   #2
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I had the same problem... It took awhile to figure out that ESX has a SCSI requirement and I was trying to install it on a computer with IDE hard disks. One of the posts I found when looking for a solution said that some people have gotten ESX to work with SATA drives but did not go into details.

I hope IDE/SATA is supported some day or someone writes a workaround...
 
  


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