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killroy:
Attempting to install TinyCore on VMware ESXi 5.0. During installation, however, I receive an error stating "Unable to mount USB device". This is a server and will never use a USB device (except maybe for a BIOS update). Anyone know why I could be receiving this error?

Installation options selected are:
frugal
whole disk
fd0
install boot loader checked
ext3 or ext4 (both result in the same error)
core and x/gui desktop selected

During installation, I receive the following responses:
Writing zero's to beginning of /dev/fd0
Partitioning /dev/fd0

/dev/fdo:
Formatting /dev/fd01

Error mounting usb device

At that point the install process halts.

Thanks for the help.

gerald_clark:
fd0?
Tiny Core doesn't install to floppies.

killroy:
Ah. I made the assumption that fd0 meant fixed disk 0. The ESXi server doesn't have a floppy disk and the virtual machine doesn't have a floppy disk device defined so it didn't dawn on me that fd0 would mean a floppy disk, though it's quite obvious to me now.

In my previous attempts, tc-install did not show either hda or sda during install; only fd0 and sr0. So I changed the virtual hard disk definition from a SCSI drive to an IDE drive and then it installed just fine.

Thanks for helping jump start my brain.

gerald_clark:
You're welcome.

genec:

--- Quote from: killroy on June 13, 2012, 08:39:39 AM ---In my previous attempts, tc-install did not show either hda or sda during install; only fd0 and sr0. So I changed the virtual hard disk definition from a SCSI drive to an IDE drive and then it installed just fine.
--- End quote ---
If you do a remaster (I prefer dynamic), you can add the needed SCSI modules to be loaded on boot and see the different SCSI controller types.

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