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Install ESXi even if the network card is not supported?

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I am new to vmware. I try to install ESXi 4.1 on a new pc but during the startup it saids that the ethernet NIC is not in the hardware compatibility list. Is there a way around this?

Since it starts linux, can I perhaps find a driver for linux and load that as a parameter during the bootup (press Tab)?

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http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/install_upgrade_issues.php

3) During the install you get the error: Failed to load lvmdriver

Unlike ESXi 3.5, 4.0 will require that a compatible network card be present in the host during the install. The IP address that the host obtains is used to generate a unique identifier for the host. Without a NIC that ESXi can use, it will stop with the error: Failed to load lvmdriver. To resolve this add a NIC like the Intel Pro/1000 GT or look at VMware's HCL or the white box HCL.
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"No"?

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hahah yes it's a NO :)

so just to be clear

NO!
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Thanks. ;)

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