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Esx 4.1 not recognizing floppy

ibtaya asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Can you check the contents of the floppy disk image, by "inserting" the image in another virtual machine?
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Floppy what?  Good catch.
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