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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