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Fedcora Core 6 - ESXi 5.1 OS not FOund

I just installed Fedora Core 6 on a ESXi 5.1 host.The install went fine and I selected the Lsi Logic Parallels SCSI adapter when I built the VM originally. Once the install completed, I converted it to a template then deployed a VM from it.

When the VM powers on, it states OS not Found and I do not have a NIC attached and already checked the VM's BIOS boot order
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compdigit44
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Rob GCommented:
I can't remember the setting.. But are you sure you don't have the Guests setting set to not allow changes? I remember there was a setting for this in ESXi version 5.x.. on Vsphere..

Do you have that setting set?
which would explain the loss of the OS on shutdown..
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Normally templates are made from Windows OS machines, not Linux.

However, the machine booted before, conversion to template, but does not boot now?

if you convert the master template back to VM, does it boot?
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I will try this shortly,  a urgent problem a work just happened
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
fedora 6 isn't listed as a supported guest; 11 is the oldest

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software&testConfig=16
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compdigit44Author Commented:
If I convert the template back to a Vm it works fine
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Thank you all for your help patience and support. As always I have learned something new through the process
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