Solved

Installing Redhat Linux 5.2 on ESXi 5.1

Posted on 2014-11-17
5
461 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-17
I need to install Redhat Linux 5.2 on a VM to test an old application. When I try to install it on a ESXi 5.1 VM I get the following error when I try to install: " Bad pmd in pte_alloc: 000000e7 Kernal panic: Failed to allocate buffer hash table...."

I am not the best at Linux but has anyone been able to instal Redhat 5.2 in ESXi 5.1?

I downloaded the 5.2 ISO from this location thanks to the help of an E.E  Linux expert...

https://archive.org/details/redhat-5.2_release
0
Comment
Question by:compdigit44
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
Gary earned 500 total points
ID: 40448228
What memory are you allocating?
Reduce to 960 or less
0
 
LVL 20

Author Comment

by:compdigit44
ID: 40448293
Thanks!!! I reduced the memory to 512MB and was able to start the install. Now my problem is the install is not seeing the LSI Parallel SCSI adapter.. :-(
0
 
LVL 58

Expert Comment

by:Gary
ID: 40448305
@compdigit44
You would be better asking about that in the VM group, if Andrew doesn't know the fix then no-one does
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 40448317
the link worked fine for me; i read it over before posting
there was nothing wrong with what i stated
i provided a statement with a valid link pointing to additional information for the user's issue
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I am a long time windows user and for me it is normal to have spaces in directory and file names. Changing to Linux I found myself frustrated when I moved my windows data over to my new Linux computer. The problem occurs when at the command line.…
In part one, we reviewed the prerequisites required for installing SQL Server vNext. In this part we will explore how to install Microsoft's SQL Server on Ubuntu 16.04.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

695 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question