WelcomeWelcome | FAQFAQ | DownloadsDownloads | WikiWiki

Author Topic: VMware ESXi 5.0  (Read 4700 times)

Offline killroy

  • WikiUser
  • *
  • Posts: 2
VMware ESXi 5.0
« on: June 12, 2012, 03:34:03 PM »
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.

Offline gerald_clark

  • TinyCore Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4254
Re: VMware ESXi 5.0
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 03:46:15 PM »
fd0?
Tiny Core doesn't install to floppies.

Offline killroy

  • WikiUser
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: VMware ESXi 5.0
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 09:39:39 AM »
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.

Offline gerald_clark

  • TinyCore Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4254
Re: VMware ESXi 5.0
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 10:29:49 AM »
You're welcome.

Offline genec

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
Re: VMware ESXi 5.0
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 08:14:35 PM »
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.
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.