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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] ESXi 5.0 u1 - VM Setup Reply with quote

I'm about to install Gentoo onto my new ESXi 5.0 update 1 server (I've not used Gentoo in a very long time). I'm just confused as to what is the best 'template' to use. I'm presented with either Other 2.6x Linux (64-bit) or Other Linux (64-bit) as my 2 most obvious choices.

However as we are upto 3.2+, I'd normally be tempted to chose Other Linux (64-bit). But if I do that, I'm not able to choose the VMXNET3 adapter, but when choosing Other 2.6x Linux (64-bit) I'm allowed to choose it. Which makes me think... is Other Linux (64-bit) for anything less than 2.4 as a fallback?

I'm not having much luck with finding an answer on this one. This wiki lists

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Guest operating system: Linux; Version: Other Linux 2.6.x kernel
on http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/VMware_Guest however this page is 3 years old when 2.6 was the current kernel.

Advice on which to choose for best stability with the latest kernel is appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as i understand it, the linux 2.6 option in ESXi, while it isn't worded this way, simply means "Linux, at least kernel 2.6"

I don't know offhand what is presented differently to the guest by selecting the 2.6 option, but I am assuming it presents the virtualized hardware in a different way that would only be supported as of 2.6 (and later of course)

so go with that.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I'm going with that and just seeing how it goes. Taking it slow so that I get it all right.

I worded mine different but we have the same assumption. 2.6 is >= 2.6 and Other is for < 2.4 maybe. I feel safer if I'm not the only one that thinks of it this way.
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