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VM ware ESXi 5 on internal SD card wont boot on new Dell R710

pabby061203 asked
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

Trying to install Esxi 5 - got the ISO for Dell machines and copied the files to the brand new sd card but with the SD card set as the 1st boot device and the hard drive sequence set with the SD card at No1 and SD emulation as hard disk - we get the message "No Bootable Media".

So we tried to run the installation by burning the ISO to CD and installing to the SD card which also failed with a path error. Tried another SD card with Esxi5 in a laptop to see if it would boot there - but no joy.

Then - we put the files onto a USB key and put the key in the back of the server and set the USB as the boot device - and it worked immediately and we were able to go through the rest of the installation, set up VM's etc.

I need it to work on the internal SD card - but its just refusing to boot and its not playing if we try to install from the CD to the SD either - your assistance would be greatly appreciated - thanks
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