[SOLVED] DD-WRT keeps rebooting on ESXi server

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expert_vision
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:27    Post subject: [SOLVED] DD-WRT keeps rebooting on ESXi server Reply with quote
I download the latest image from here, convert it to VMDK using VirtualBox:
Code:
VBoxManage.exe convertfromraw -format VMDK .\dd-wrt_x64_public_vga.image .\dd-wrt_x64_public_vga.vmdk

, attached it to a bare bone ESX 6.5 VM (CPU,RAM,VGA) in VMware Workstation, uploaded to ESXi 6.5 server and when powered on, the VM keeps rebooting when reaching the stage shown in the picture below.

Any thoughts ?


Last edited by expert_vision on Mon Feb 19, 2018 22:48; edited 1 time in total
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expert_vision
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ah, ok. DD-WRT does not have the necessary drivers to work with SCSI controllers. In VirtualBox it was working with IDE controller, and when I switched to SCSI, it keeps rebooting the same way it does on ESXi.
The problem is that ESXi has only SCSI contrllers, no IDE.

Well, that's a dead end.
Support for SCSI controllers should be a priority for the x86 images. OpenWRT already has it and boots flawlessly on ESXi.
expert_vision
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 22:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
Apparently ESXi 6.5 does have IDE controller. I removed the SCSI controller, added SATA controller and readded hard disk. Now DD-WRT boots up.
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