4 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2008 10:56 AM by wila

    intel 965

    azfar Novice

      I am trying to install esx server 3.5 on intel 965ry mobo but when the setup ask me to choose the installation method and I choose local cdrom then it prompt me for its drivers. I dont know which driver should I supply to it, can someone help me?

       

      My another question is about 965 sata drives support does esx 3.5 support it?

       

      And how do I install esx from network any guide http speicaly?

        • 1. Re: intel 965
          wila Guru
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          Hi,

           

          Check out: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?

          One of the questions is what sata chipset actually is used on your 965RY mboard. Is it a ICH6/ICH7/ICH8/something else?

          Other links:

          http://vmprofessional.com/index.php?content=sata_faq

           

          http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi35_systems_guide.pdf

           

          http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi35_io_guide.pdf

           

          good luck!

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          • 2. Re: intel 965
            Paul Lalonde Master

            Hi,

             

            On the ESX Server installation CDROM, there's a file called boot.iso in the /images directory.  If you burn this to a CD and boot your machine from it, you can install ESX from an FTP or HTTP server.  Just copy the /VMware directory off of the install CD to your FTP / HTTP server and you're good to go.

             

            Paul

            • 3. Re: intel 965
              azfar Novice

               

              Thanks for tips I will try the network install but if its not detecting/loading the I/O devices drivers then how will the install process will continue.

               

               

              BTW its ICH8 any one have its drives for linux?

               

               

              • 4. Re: intel 965
                wila Guru
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                You cannot directly use linux drivers for this. But if you look at the "Sata, clear as mud" article above then there's a PCI list which includes ICH8 so chances are that it works as quite a few drivers are already included.

                You might have to follow the process down there on editing a config file. I haven't tried it down here myself.

                 

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                | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
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