Proper ESXi installation

wetwilly
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Joined: 17 Jul 2012, 16:09

Proper ESXi installation

Postby wetwilly » 14 Jan 2013, 21:10

Following the wiki I first experienced some issues when I tried to install ESXi 5 and 5.1.

What confused me a bit was that the wiki mentioned "VMware ESXi 5.0 (DO NOT OVERWRITE boot.cfg!)" but no boot.cfg is included in any erpxe package. So technically there is no file to overwrite. However when firing up the installation it halted unable to load kernel.

I decided to give it another go and found the solution, you need to edit boot.cfg according to this site:

http://www.vcritical.com/2011/07/vmware ... rovements/

e.g. removing initial slashes for modules and editing prefix and kernel path to

prefix=/er/plugins/vmware/esxi5/
kernel=tboot.b00

Just wanted to share this.

Loving erpxe otherwise! Keep up the good work :)
RaveMaker
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Joined: 21 Mar 2013, 20:11

Re: Proper ESXi installation

Postby RaveMaker » 18 Jan 2013, 01:07

Apparently the boot.cfg file was not included in the original tgz.
I've uploaded the new version to include it.

Thanx for your help.

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