Windows 8 server on vsphere 5 esxi

Posted on 2012-04-06
Last Modified: 2012-04-07
I am trying to run window 8 server on vpshere 5 esxi but keep getting hal initialisation failed. I also get the same for windows 8. Any one have a solution to this?
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How can I then install the patch I am trying the command
esxcli software vib update --depot /vmfs/volumes/storage1/patch/
but it does not work.

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The error I get is below, my database is called storage1 and the folder that contains the patch is called patch, I also tried command below, I have put it in maintenance mode
esxcli software vib install --maintenance-mode --depot /vmfs/volumes/storgage1/patch/

 Could not download from depot at zip:/vmfs/volumes/storgage1/patch/, skipping (('zip:/vmfs/volumes/storgage1/patch/', '', "Error extracting index.xml from /vmfs/volumes/storgage1/patch/ [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/vmfs/volumes/storgage1/patch/'"))
        url = zip:/vmfs/volumes/storgage1/patch/
 Please refer to the log file for more details.

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Got it working I noticed when drilling down through the folder storage1 the patch displayed storage1 as 4f7b6a5a-27f494b5-ba4e-001517e43985 so I used this instead of storage1 for installing and it worked.

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