I´m installing ESXi 5.0 on a clone desktop, with 4GB of ram install is succsessfull, with 8 GB no. With 8GB, it stucks at the same spot.
Exactly the same issue as one in screenshot. Machine boots on esxi 4.x without issue but booting with DVD or USB copy of esix 5.x displays line "Relocating modules and starting up the kernel..." then it reboots without error. I dont have an onboard video card and have reduced system from 32GB to 4GB of RAM but no change. Looking for more verbose logging to locate cause.
I've got the same problem. Can somebody help? At my Server, there is no option to increase graphic memory, but the graphic card is onboard.
Might a bios update is a solution? My hardware is only 3 years old, it should work.
Same problem, onboard video card, tried another video card, but that didn't help. 8gb system..... Anyone got any info on what could cause this?
This has happened a few times. My issue was on the Supermicro H8DMT motherboard with 48GB RAM.
I went into the BIOS and set "linux" as the operating system.
I am having the same issue on my evga x58 classified motherboard with an i7 920, just to get it installed I have a geforce 520 vid card in there but if i ever get it installed i will pull it. I have tried different vid cards on the off chance that, that was the issue, I have also tried intel nic. I am baffeled at this point and am curious if people having this issue are mostly using X58 motherboards or is there somthing else we have in comon. I relize that my motherboard is not on the HCL but it should work.
Well, I have an IBM X3100 M4 server and I can't seem to figure out why it won't install.. it just hangs.
we are fighting with a similar issue. We want to run Autodeploy for servers with no video card installed. The deployment ends up with the message "Relocating modules and starting up the kernel" and then follows a reboot.
We were able to fix the issue for a standard installation by editing boot.cfg:
kernelopts runweasel debugLogToSerial=1 logPort=com1
Unfortunately I didn't find any method to change kernelopts for AutoDeploy. Was anyone able to run AutoDeploy without having a video card installed in the servers?
Have you fix this as i am habing the same issue
I have tried the fix in post 22 and I still did not get any further, it is very puzzling.
Bingo! Same here with the 1MB vs 8MB. Thanks martin_r! Damn fancy installer!
There's a good chance that ESXi 5.1 fixed this problem, if you are having problems with v5.0 .
I just tried with 5.1 and got the same error. I have not purchased new hardware yet but I will soon.
the post codes on my motherboard that it locks up at seem to the these.25 Shadow VBIOS Shadow system/video BIOS26 Clock Gen Init onboard clock generator and sensor27 Setup BDA Setup BIOS DATA AREA (BDA)28 Reserved29 CPU SpeeddetectChipset programming and CPU Speed detect
most of the time it will hit 29 wait for a few seconds and then drop to 28.
a few times it would cycle between 25 and 26, and if I leave it on a long time it switches to rotating between 27 and 28, it is a very strange issue. I have 8 computers in my house and this is the only one that will not boot esxi, and ofcourse it is the one i want to run it on.
evga x58 classified e759
intel i7 920
24 gb ram corsair vengence
Just wondering if you ever got past this. I have the same system.
Hello. Did you find resolution for your issue? I have the same system (x3100) and same problem. Thanks
P.s. I'm able to install ESXi 4.1 without problem.