I have an another test box which I want to test the new (for me) ESXi. This is an asustek P5W DH deluxe with SATA drives.
When I start the installation (with acpi=off and without it) I got the same error message:
Failed to load lvmdriver.
Failed trying to get a valid VMKernel MAC addresses: Filure. ...
Failed to inicialize LVM module: Failed to create UUID: Failure
Iniitialization for lvmdriver failed with -1.
In the bios setting I change the Configure SATA as (Standard IDE and AHCI too), but I got the same error.
Have you got any ideas how can I sole this ? (maybe can you advice a good cheap hardvare which loves VMWare? (enough the motherboard type) ) :)