dwchan
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Has anyone be able to deploy Windows 2008 Beta 3 using ESX 3.0.1?

dwc

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Curdasss
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Curdasss
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This is the only information I've seen about 2K8 on ESX.

http://blog.scottlowe.org/2007/05/23/windows-server-2008-beta-3-on-esx-server/

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VirtualNoitall
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I followed that same article myself and it worked like a charm for Server 2008 32bit.

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dwchan
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I try to following article. As soon as I boot from the CD iso, i get the animate microsoft icon (like knight rider) and then it blue-screen

A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

\*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0x8558F000, 0x00000001, 0x88C7CAD3, 0x00000000)

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VirtualNoitall
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Hello,

bad media/iso?

when I did it I had the iso on my laptop and connected the CDROM to my local copy. Have you tried that?

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dwchan
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I will try it out, but the iso is good. I use the same iso on my vmware workstation without issue. There may be issue transfer iso from my windows server over to the esx server

dwc

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Curdasss
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That error is a memory error. At what point in the install does it give the error?

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RParker
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32-bit works fine. 64-bit does not.

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dwchan
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it die very early on, about 30 sec into the boot-up, before it launch the actual install gui

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J-H
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I'm currently running several 64 bit versions and the only problem that I have is the CDROM driver

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=637492&#637492

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VirtualNoitall
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That is my experience as well.

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JonRoderick
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I've managed to build 32-bit and 63-bit versions of Server 2008 Beta 3. I had the CD-ROM driver problems but got round them by using a CD-ROM emulator (as opposed to the CD mounter).

Download it here: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php?mode=ViewCategory&catid=5

This appears to get round the problem - rather than solving it.

Jon

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