I have a basic AMD X2 4600+ setup, when I try to install ESXi 4 it gets so far then reports
Failed to load lvmdriver
alt F11 displays lvmdriver failed to load with status -1, -1, 0xbad0001.
altF12 reports some additional stuff if needed
Anyone with any ideas ?
Verify that your storage controller is on the HCL. It could be related to that. Or there could be other issues related to the chipset in use.
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The "Failed to load LVMDRIVER" error means that ESXi has not detected any supported network controller, not storage. ESXi needs a MAC address from a network card to generate UUIDs for the new installation.
Look at the ESXi 4.0 Whitebox HCL - maybe your motherboard is listed there with some notes on how to get it working (if a driver is available, you may need to play with oem.tgz during installation).
Add a supported Ethernet card to the system (Intel gigabit cards are usually recommended).
Thanx that is probably it, it's a bottom end M/B $63 the link you sent show the M2N68 ASUS board has no issues I'll switch to that.
It's just a testing environment. Am I right in reading somewhere that there is a conversion program to allow VMWare Server VM's to be migrated to ESXi ?
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