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When install ESXi, there is a error “can't have a partition outside the disk”.

Publication Date:  2016-07-27  |   Views:  596  |   Downloads:  0  |   Author:  l00227569  |   Document ID:  EKB1000140036

Contents

Issue Description

When install ESXi on the RH2288H V3, there is a error “can't have a partition outside the disk”.

Handling Process

 Step1: Use the KVM of iBMC to mount the toolkit iso image, boot the server from the CD-ROM, and start the tool. You can find the guide from the chapter 2 of FusionServer Tools V2R2 Toolkit User Guide 09.

     

         Step2: You will get the main menu after mount. And then input “C” to enter command line.

 

         Stpe3: Run the command “fdisk -l” to check if there is a partition.

         From the following picture, you can see a raw disk /dev/sdb with 31.9GB. There is a partition named  /dev/sdb1.

 

         Step4: If there is no partition, we can install ESXi OS . If there is one, we need to delete the partition and then install ESXi.

        

        How to delete a partition:

1)    Because there are two SD cards and they make up a RAID,  we need to clear the RAID information by the command:

ipmicmd -k "0f 00 30 93 DB 07 00 34 00 00 00 00 00 00 05 00 01 00 00 00 00" smi 0

For the different scene, the command is different.

2)       Run the following command. Note: please replace sdX with actual value in this command. For example, there is a partition named /dev/sdb1, so we should replace sdX with sdb.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=1M count=35000

 

FusionServer Tools-Toolkit-V112.zip
http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/SoftwareVersionAction!getSoftwareInfo.action?nodePath=fixnode01|7919749|9856522|9856629|21015513|21802824|21802825|21964539&idAbsPath=fixnode01|7919749|9856522|9856629|21015513&version=FusionServer+Tools+V2R2C00RC2&hidExpired=0&contentId=SW1000176938

 

FusionServer Tools V2R2 Toolkit User Guide 09
http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/docinforeader.action?contentId=DOC1000061915&idPath=7919749|9856522|9856629|21015513

 

Root Cause

The SD card have a partition. ESXi can't be installed in a LUN/SD card with partition.