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Cisco Bug: CSCus51007 - Unable to install ESXi 5.5 U2 on UCS FlexFlash

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Dec 27, 2018

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  • Cisco Unified Computing System

Known Affected Releases

1.5(7) 2.0(3d)

Description (partial)

While installing VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2 on Cisco FlexFlash, installation fails with the following error message: "Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk! Unable to read partition table for device"

Seen on UCS C220 M3 running 2.0(3d) firmware when trying to install ESXi 5.5 U2 (both Cisco custom and non-custom image)
Problem does not occur when installing ESXi 5.5 U1 custom image.

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<key>CSCus51007</key> - Unable to install ESXi 5.5 U2 on UCS FlexFlash - 2
The issue is due to the SD Card not having a valid patition table. The easy solution is to create a valid patition table on SD Card. I did it as below.   1. Mount GParted (Live CD ISO) using KVM media mapper. 2. Delete any existing partition on SD Card. 3. Create a new Partition Table and set type to msdos 4. Create a new Primary Partition and set type to fat32 5. Apply changes and reboot using ESXi installation media. You will not see this error again.   You can probably do the above steps using ...
Latest activity: Oct 10, 2017
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