FreeBSD6.0 and VMWare 5.0.. No go

Gleb Kozyrev gkozyrev at
Sat Sep 10 02:01:41 PDT 2005

Matt Kosht wrote to <freebsd-current at> on Fri, 9 Sep 2005 15:40:08 -0400:

MK> VMWare ESX 2.5.1 build-13057
MK> crashes the vm itself during "probing devices.." phase of boot of
MK> installer.
MK> *** VMware ESX Server internal monitor error ***
MK> NOT_IMPLEMENTED at e43 (13057)

MK> Code: 00000e43-00003301-a8e6e393-b499b497-e59f83d5-f2b2bba6-b8a689
MK> ***
MK> I am willing to help debug this.

At loader set hint.apic.0.disabled=1

But it won't help you because 6.0 can't see the virtual disk.
After I boot from install CD the SCSI controller is recognized
(bt0 for vmxbuslogic or mpt0 for vmxlsilogic) but no HDD is found.
If I go to FixIt shell and issue an
camcontrol devlist -v
I see that the HDD is there with no device node assigned to it.
After I do
camcontrol rescan 0:0:0
The drive is found and maybe setup could partition it, though I
didn't try because after reboot the disk won't be seen anyway.

5.4 sees the disk on vmxlsilogic controller but shows lots
of SCSI errors on console while working.

It seems that only 4.x can be run on ESX and they aren't going
to support any newver versions.

With best regards, Gleb Kozyrev. 

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