I met some problem during my installation for the VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0-8169922.x86_64. It was frozen after dvfilter-generic-fastpath loaded succesfully.
I checked a similar post in this forum and someone asked to press Alt+F12 to switch to the log screen and I did that. However, it didn't say any error of the hardware,
instead, it just got frozen at the step below:
Any help is appreciated.
It seems that the installation process hangs during the discovery of your SATA controller. But as daphnissov mentioned, an HP laptop is not a supported hardware...
In addition to what daphnissov and sk84 have rightly mentioned, you can try to install using the HPE custom image -
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Try using Running Nested VMs.
Your laptop install windows or linux + vmware workstation.
After create one VM with esxi.
Let us know if you fix your problem, otherwise we can provide additional ways to move that VM.