3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 23, 2009 9:09 PM by DSTAVERT

    Adaptec 3805 - Wont Boot

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      Hi Folks,

       

       

      I've got a new box as follows:

       

       

      Mothboard: Intel S3210SH

       

       

      Case: Intel SC5299UP

       

       

      Controller: Adaptec 3805

       

       

      Drives: 4 x WD Black 1TB SATA (Raid 5)

       

       

       

       

       

      I'm installing ESXi 4.0 build 146009 ... it installs find, but wont boot. It stops with the onscreen "Loading vfat" then errors out with:

       

       

      "Failed to find boot partition"

       

       

       

       

       

      I've tried disabling/enabling ACPI, disabling the on-board SATA controller etc. but still no joy. Any ideas ? ... everything appears to be on the HCL what am I missing to make this work ?