Why cannot I find storage devices when installing RHEL5 on VMWare?

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • VMWare

Issue

  • When installing RHEL5 on VMWare, the installer cannot find any storage device

Resolution

Make sure that the virtual machine has been created correctly, following the guidelines given by VMWare.
Two important things are:

  • Make sure the machine has at least 512MB of RAM configured.
  • When creating the virtual machine, select LSI Logic SCSI adapter. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter.

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