I was going to install esx 3.0.1 on a demo-machine that the firm gave me to configure.
It has a Asrock Mobo with Intel 865PE chipset, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and 4 Intel PRO 1000GT Nics.
I know that the hardware isn't on the HCL because it aint a server; but does any of you guys have a clue why I cant get the installer running.
I comes up with an error: apic.c:298
I have tried to install 2.5.3 and install the update to 3.0.1 but when trying to get it to run the second part of the upgrade (the console part) I get the same error.
I have tried to boot the esx 3.0.1 with the following commands but to no avail:
esx nopic text
Just hoped somebody had experienced the same issue and discovered an answer.
Hope it just is the motherboard. I will try to exchange it with another. Anyone have any experience with a socket 775 motherboard that works with esx 3.0 ?
I've also had this problem with an eval copy.
Seems a little short sighted to lock down the kernel when you want the evaluate the product.
Is there a work around for this?
Also why oh why is VMWare still using a 2.4 kernel?????
Does VMWare supply a 2.6 kernel build for ESX?
Please anyone, have you worked out a solution?
i'm experimenting this problem with an Intel Motherboard DG45ID, it has three 500GB hard disks and a sata-DVD.
I had the iESX working perfectly in a simple desktop machine but when I try to install it in this new one I get the error:
kernel BUG at apic.c298!
invalid operand: 0000