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How to get past "Loading VMKernel mptscsi_2xx" error?

Hello, I've managed to install ESX 3.02 on our box here which is running an Asus K4ND16/SAS and an Opteron 2212 Processor with 4GB of memory. We also installed a PCI-X LSILOGIC SAS3041X-R controller which is on the HCL. We were finally able to install ESX and now when booting the process stops at "Loading VMKernel mptscsi_2xx". When I do ALT-F12 I have "CPU0: 1032)<4> mptbase: Initiating ioc0 bringup. This is under the Fusion MPT base driver section. This problem has been driving my up the walls for the better part of two weeks now. I haven't yet found anything useful on the web. Any help would be great! Thanks!
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65tdCommented:
BIOS up to date on all components?
Try typing debug at the boot menu.

Has this document been reviewed: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf
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MardukLitzerAuthor Commented:
65td, all that was required was passing "noapic" to the kernel on bootup. This fixed all my troubles.
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65tdCommented:
Good to hear.
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S00007359Commented:
According to this; http://communities.vmware.com/thread/107253?tstart=0, the following needs to be done:

try a boot with...
noapic
appended to the end of the kernel boot line.
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