VMware ESXi 3.5 error when installing on IDE drive machine

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I am trying to install VMware ESXi 3.5 on a machine with an IDE drive and am getting the following error message: “Unable to find a supported device to write the VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 image to”.

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This answer cam in from Twitter via <a href=”http://twitter.com/sourcehosting”>@SourceHosting</a> A <a href=”http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/ESXi_install_to_IDE_drive/ESXi_install_to_IDE_drive.php”>great blog post explaining</a> the fix and reason.

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