Esx 4.1 not recognizing floppy
Posted on 2011-04-28
I'm trying to migrate from sbs2003 to sbs2011. I have my answer file from sbs2003, I've created a flp from esx, put the answer file in the flp using vfd, uploaded it to the datastore, attached/connected it in settings.
When it first started booting I had to disconnect the floppy to get past the press any key so I know the vm sees the floppy drive. I reconnect it during boot but when I get to the part of using the migration file it tells me I need to attach removable media. I've recreated the answer file 4 times in fear of having a corrupt XML file but no luck. I've lowered the floppy down in the boot order to I don't have to unattached and reattach it.
I'm puzzled as to why it's not reading properly.
Is there a way to putty to the machine and take a peek inside the flp file to see if it's empty?
I'm open for suggestions, my responses will be quick so hopefully I can get this resolved.