I just made a fresh install of VMWare 6.7 and it seemed like an automated install. After the installation was done I tried to login but it is asking for a root password. During installation, the install program did not prompt for a root password. In fact all I did was insert the cd and reboot the machine and the installation did the rest to finish without my input. Now I am stuck I have tried loging in without a password but failed. I even tried a lot of suggested passwords such as vmware, password, changeme etc with no luck. please help
During install it should prompt asking for details, which did not happen in your case.
As its a fresh installed ,could you do a re-install and check please.
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gayathris - I did a fresh install, same thing happened. It still did not ask for details.
ChrisFD2 - I was given the disk by the former network admin.
So I decided to download the vmware myself. I downloaded esxi 6.0.0 It did the installation with no questions, then hung up on Relocating modules and starting up the kernel. I did a cold boot and now a different problem emerged - boot partition not found.
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Note that most major hardware vendors offer customized ESXi installation images, which contain additional required drivers. You may want to check whether such an image is available for the hardware you're using, and run the installation using the customized installation image.
I'm not sure whether Orcale provides a customized ESXi image.
Anyway, try to whether the installation works by following the steps in e.g. https://talesfromthedatacenter.com/2016/02/esxi-6-install-stuck-on-relocating-modules-and-starting-u...
According to the HCL, the server you are installing on is only supported until ESXi 6.0, this may be part of the issue.
After digging deeper, I found out there vmware was not licensed. Out of interest, I will just try esxi v5.5 after which I have resorted to revert to something I know and have used in the past like xen or proxmox.
One more thought.
You mentioned "I was given the disk by the former network admin."
Maybe the former admin created the installation image for an automated installation!?
Check whether there are some configuration files (likely in the "/EFI/BOOT" folder) which contain the password.