I am a newbie to VMware and I'm trying to learn more about it. I have downloaded ESXi 3.5 and am trying to install it on my HP 6700 laptop. It get's to a point and then says it can't find a hard drive to install on. I have searched HCL's for VMware and they are extremely confusing talking about iSCSI and SANs. All I want to do is run this off SATA! I don't see why a driver would be involved as the BIOS treats a SATA drive as IDE. I don't need a F6 drive to install XP or Vista on this laptop.