12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2016 9:35 PM by pjpmccarthy52 RSS

    "No bootable device" after successful ESXi 5 installation on Intel DG35EC desktop motherboard

    JasonOgle Lurker

      So... Here's the deal. I have a desktop PC I'm using a test box for ESXi. The motherboard is an Intel DG35EC with G35 and ICH8 chipset. Back in the 4.1 U1 days I could install ESXi 4.1 w/ update 1 to direct attached SATA or USB and boot with no problem. Now, trying to move to ESXi 5, I can install just fine. No errors are noticed when installing to direct attached or USB - but, upon reboot of the host, I'm faced with "No bootable device" message for both SATA and USB. I've tried upgrading existing 4.1 installation and starting with a fresh ESXi 5 installation with the same results. Also double-checked that I'm at latest BIOS version for the board and even went to the trouble of downgrading one level, then back to lates just for giggles. I'll probably end up buying a new motherboard with a different chipset soon, but wanted to post a quick note about this to see if anyone else has any suggestions.