I have similar mother board with 3 core Phenom, but I do not have the LSI Mega RAID disk controller.
I think the installer cannot access the disk using the on board SATA controller.
If you have any workaround please let me know.
I get the following error.
Trying to install the VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0
- Did not install, probably could not find the in built SATA disk driver.
Error message shown.
Installation operation Failed!
The installation operation has encountered a fatal error:
Unable to find a suppoerted device to write the VMware ESX Server
3i 3.5.0 image to.
The following system information will assist the
VMware Support team with your problem. Please
record this information before proceeding.
Try booting ESXi off a thumb drive and using the on-board SATA just for your local storage.
On my home setup i found that ESX did not recognise the onboard Marvell PATA controller so i couldn't use my old PATA CDROM. I had borrow a SATA CDROM for the install.
This was on a Intel P35 based board, so a little different to your AMD 780, but just a heads up.
Any work around for using local SATA Raid controller on GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+ Mother board?