QLA4052C Hangs during ESX installation

QLA4052C HBA installed in three different hardware platforms
attempting to install ESX3.01 for Eval purposes
Bios version 1.13 on the HBA
Firmware version 2.0.0.45
Hangs during GUI install at "Loading QLA4022 Driver"
Does the same thing on all three platforms
Doesn't seem to matter if I have a local disk and HBA boot set to default or no local disks and HBA boot set on.
SropesAsked:
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honmapogCommented:
Have you checked the compatibility guide: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf
Are you using qla4022 driver version 3.24?
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SropesAuthor Commented:
I am using the driver including in the installation ISO of ESX 3.01 and ESX 3.02. According to Qlogic and VMware the HBA is natively supported (the driver is included)

The card works fine - I tested it with either and both ports in a windows box and moved 50 Gb through it.
just hangs during installation of ESX.

I tried it with no configuration and connected, and no config disconnected, as well as config'd with and without connection. All the same results.
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S00007359Cloud Engineering OfficerCommented:

try a boot with...
noapic
appended to the end of the kernel boot line.
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SropesAuthor Commented:
how do I do that ?
I am booting from the installation CD - and the installation is failing.
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S00007359Cloud Engineering OfficerCommented:
do not choose install in GUI mode, then


noapic
appended to the end of the kernel boot line.
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dmckeownCommented:
I've run into this same problem on a Sun X4200 M2.
I tried the boot line "esx text noapic" with the same results.
Went to pull the card EXCEPT I found my handy-dandy QLA4062c
card inside it!  I'm going to pull that and see what happens.
Just my 2 cents worth.
D
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SropesAuthor Commented:
4062 is unsupported
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