I had a similar problem a few weeks ago when attempting to install ESX 3.5 on a laptop. (Don't ask)
No matter what I tried, I couldn't persaude the installer to run to completion. However what did work was to create a bootable ESXi USB stick and boot from that.
A guide on how to create an ESXi 4.0 USB has already been posted here
I try that (with usb solution) but my computer doesn't want to boot on the usb key. Like mbr or boot loader doesn't exist. (Yes i'd modify my boot priority in Bios) i tried on virutal machine and it load success.
i try this night with another usb key or external usb HDD.
It doesn't want boot on usb drive (key or hdd)
What else ?
Anyone know how to pass through the initializing power management ... ? Or it really depend of hardware and i loose...
When it freezes are you able to press ALTF1 and ALTF12 to look for any errors?
Yes tried, i think. but don't work
I try again this night to be certain. And If really don't work ?
I Confirm, it's really freezes. ALTF1 and ALTF12 (or other) don't work.
Ah, i tried with linux parameters "acpi=off" (i think that is same) but no ^^
Thanks, i will try that night.
Great ! Awesome !
Thanks a lot.
Glad to here you have it working. What sort of NIC and storage controller do you have in this PC?
Shuttle SD37P2 :
Shuttle FD37, Shuttle form factor, proprietary design for XPC SD37P2
Chipset: Intel 975X (MCH, codename: Glenwood) + ICH7R (I/O Controller Hub)
Award V6.0PG BIOS, 4MBit flash memory
with hardware monitoring and ACPI power management functions
Broadcom 5789 Ethernet network controller
3 x Serial-ATA II, 3 Gb/s (300 MB/s) bandwidth
supports 3 internal harddisks
Intel Matrix Storage Technology enabled striping and mirroring
unterstützt RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD on just two or three hard disk drives
supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
1 x IDE ATA 100 drives
Is there a way to set the bootup "nopowerManagement noACPI" option permanently so it always uses that option during bootup?
A quick response is highly appreciated.
i'm not found success to boot with options permanently. :/
But i'm running on MacOS and there not client manager ... else i use now Xen Server
Also, Vsphere client for windows it's free or not ? WTF ????
I am angry that no simple customer mangement (light and / or free) has been planned. I also signed the petition for a client on MacOS.
In the VI client you go to Configuration, and then click on Advanced Settings (for hardware). Then look at the VMkernel.boot options.
The VI client is free to use (but the lack of a client other than Windows based is unfortunate).. ESXi is also free you just had to add a serial number to it.