CÃ_dric_BERNADE
Contributor
Contributor

Unable to install ESX 3.5 with CD

Jump to solution

Hello,

I've downloaded ESX 3.5 and burn it on a CD

I can boot on the CD, i can chose language (french for me), keyboard but after that, i have an error message : Installation CD can not be detected on the CD Drive...

Same problem with another server...

Is it a pb with the file ?

Thanks for help

Tags (3)
0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
thomps01
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I've downloaded and installed without issue so it's not the source.

When you boot the server, select the option to test the media.

Also, try burning another CD. And download a new copy of the file.

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
6 Replies
thomps01
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I've downloaded and installed without issue so it's not the source.

When you boot the server, select the option to test the media.

Also, try burning another CD. And download a new copy of the file.

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
zemotard
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

During the installation process, you can use to option check CD Rom to be sure the CD is well burning.

Best Regards

Best Regards If this information is useful for you, please consider awarding points for "Correct" or "Helpful".
Gabrie1
Commander
Commander

First check the MD5 checksum of the ISO image.

Are you using IDE CDrom or SATA? I've heard SATA CD-ROM (not disks) could give you problems.

Gabrie

http://www.GabesVirtualWorld.com
CÃ_dric_BERNADE
Contributor
Contributor

It was a media error...

Thank you everybody !

0 Kudos
admin
Immortal
Immortal

I had the same problem, I think everyone thrashing the download may have caused a few corrupt .iso images, I just re-downloaded it.

0 Kudos
Schorschi
Expert
Expert

Actually I think the problem may in part be the internet its-self, specifically the transatlantic, and/or transpacific cable loading. We are seeing a lot of ISO image corruption issues between various sites in the domestic US and Europe and Asia. For example, we have offices in Hong Kong, and the local IT guys have to try to download ISOs 3 or sometimes 4 times to get an ISO that results in a valid md5 sum.

We have moved ISO images, changed servers, around in various places in the domestic US with no issues, but the minute the route cross long distance trunk lines, for example Asia or Europe, we see these weird issues.

Don't supose anyone is expecting inexpensive satellite transport anytime soon?

0 Kudos