Just downloaded the VI3 install iso and burned it to a CD,
Now is it me or is this not bootable?
I have a brand new DL360G4p and the CD will not boot, it is not the hardware as the device will boot the 2.5.3 ISO burned to a CD
Have you checked that you can see the install files on the actual CD on another machine?
I know it sounds a really basic check but I have known people that have burned the ISO to a CD rather than actually burning the content of the ISO to the CD. A very easy mistake to make when you are in a rush to do things.
Yes, I have checked that and I can see the files, it just doesnt wan't to boot
What are you using to burn the ISO? The only issue I have ever had was when the MD5 checksum does not match. I generally use ultraISO or powertoys to burn my ISOs and it works well.
I have seen this issue, also. What was done wrong is that they used a package that is able to open and view the ISO file structure, then copy these file to a folder and then burn these files to a CD. That DOES NOT work.
I am not suggesting that this is what is being done, however, if it is, then that's the problem.
kix1979 uses ultraISO - great product. I use NERO. Launch Nero Smart Start, open Nero burning ROM, click on Open, select the ISO file then click on Burn. The application does the rest. Works every time.
I'll have a looksee at those products, I tend to use WinISO to burn ISO's
Use isorecorder. It is free and works great. All you need is a Windows XP machine with SP2 on it. No other crap installed with it.
I think I downloaded it from http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm
Try this, once you downloaded the vmware application to you local drive or any other place, just double click the file and your burner software will pop up immediately, then put a blank recordable CD in your drive, click in "Burn" and the software will do the rest.
I had this exact symptom, burned the ISO with Nero. The burn appeared to go fine but the CD was not bootable. I could open the CD under windows and see the various files ok, though. The problem turned out to be a corrupt ISO file due to a bad download. MD5 would have caught it, but I didn't use it as I have never had a faulty download that didn't show some other symptoms. I repeated the download, got a better file and the problem disappeared.
I am new to the vmware environment. I am getting a disk or iso error when installing vmware 3.01 esx server. After the boot process the os checks for errors on the CD or ISO file. Should I skip this check or do I need to download another iso file. Tried several CD burned with UltraISO and sonic.
Attempted 3 more downloads of esx-3.0.1-32039.iso. The MD5 generated by the download never matches the published one. Tried burning with MagicISO. Host is a Dell PE2600 which is on HCL. CD spins at startup, then fails to boot, displaying msg "No boot device available". CD looks good using Explorer.
I really would like to try this product out but this is getting very frustrating. Any suggestions???? Thanks.