You receive a fatal error when trying to install ESXi Server on an IDE hard drive


ESX IDE install error

ESXi fails to detect an IDE drive during the install and displays the fatal error.

Found this excellent guide which resolved the issue and allowed me to install ESXi

http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/ESXi_install_to_IDE_drive/ESXi_install_to_IDE_drive.php

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