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    vSphere ESXi 5.1 (free) Installation Error

    coderdude Lurker

      I'm attempting to install vSphere ESXi 5.1 (free version) from a USB thumb drive as this computer doesn't have a CD/DVD drive.  I've created a bootable USB drive, copied the ISO to it and configured my BIOS to boot from USB.  Unfortunately, I get the following error:


      3>Command line is empty.

      <3>Fatal error: 32 (Syntax)


      I've even tried using tools to create the USB thinking maybe I did something wrong such as:




      I did find the following article:




      But the only option my BIOS has related to UEFI is under "Boot mode select" and the only options it offers are below and neither of them seem to make a difference.

      • UEFI
      • Legacy + UEFI


      Any ideas on how to get this working?

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