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Upgrading ESXi 4.1 to 5.1 - Permission denied error

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I am unable to upgrade an ESXi 4.1 installation to 5.1.  I boot from the 5.1 setup CD, and the setup program sees my existing installation and datastores.  I select the option to upgrade and preserve datastores.  Immediately after the upgrade begins, I get the error (snipped):
"Operation failed.  vmkfstools failed with the message: create fs deviceName....Creating vfat file system on.....Permission denied. (Have you set the partition type to 0xfb?)."
Full error message in attached screenshot. Thanks for any help.
ESXi51-Upgrade-Error.JPG
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