I am trying to create a new virtual machine on ESXi 4 with a CentOS ISO, but the installation fails to recognize the CDROM when loading package installation media.
I have setup the CDROM to use the ISO in the datastore and to connect at power on. When I start the VM, the CentOS installation starts just fine. I can type 'LINUX TEXT' at the loading screen, and everything starts to install correctly. After choosing the the installation language and the keyboard layout, the installation program asks, 'What type of media contains the packages to be installed." When I select Local CDROM, I receive an error message stating, "The CentOS CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives."
I have tried several variations of checking and unchecking the 'Connected' box under the CDROM Drive in the VM edit settings, but nothing seems to work.
Any ideas on why the install recognizes the virtual CDROM to start the installation, but then fails to recognize it part way in?