ahsan28
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RHEL-5 not booting in ESXi

Hi Everyone,

I have installed ESXi update2 server on Dell PE 2950 and installed Redhat Enterprise Linux 5 VM. The installation is successful but I am not able to boot the machine after the successful compeletion of the installation process. I have tried that same on another hardware but still same results.

Please help.

Thanks in advance.

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Did you install 32 or 64bit RHEL? If 64 - you should set "Operating system" to "RHEL 5 64bit" for VM and enable VT in BIOS for host.


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ahsan28
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I have installed 32 bit RHEL5 and VT is enabled in the BIOS of the host.

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How it looks like? Could you please post some screenshots?


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ahsan28
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Please see attached screenshots. Once I boot the VM, after the BIOS screen nothing happens and all I see is a blank screen. I have waited for hours on this screen but nothing happens.

Screen1.jpg = BIOS

Screen2.jpg = Blank Screen.

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Check your VM boot sequence.


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ahsan28
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My VM boot sequence is as follows :

1. Harddisk

2. CD-Rom Drive

3. Removeable Devices

4. Network Boot

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Can you boot VM from LiveCD?


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ahsan28
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I am sorry but can you please let me know what do you mean by LiveCD?

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LiveCD is a specially created CD to boot from and work. Most linux distros have such CDs/DVDs combined with installation.

You can use Knoppix for example.


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ahsan28
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I dont have the LiveCD or Knoppix.

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http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html


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ahsan28
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Sorry I dont have an idoa about the noppix since I have never used it but I have installted VM windows 2003 enterprise server on ESXi via the iso image and it boots properly but RHEL-5 does not boot at all.

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