BackTrack4 on ESXi
I had been wanting to get BackTrack up and running under ESXi and the fastest way is to download the prebuilt Vmware image but it didn’t work:
Message from server: Failed to open disk scsi0:0: Unsupported and/or invalid disk type 7. Did you forget to import the disk first?Unable to create virtual SCSI device for scsi0:0, '/vmfs/volumes/f9f3a780-a066e304/Backtrack4-Final_ORIG/BackTrack4-Final.vmdk' Module DevicePowerOn power on failed. info 23.03.2010 22:05:40
After a bunch of trouble shooting, and finding nothing I decided to import it via VMware vCenter Converter. Now I was able to get BackTrack4 to boot but /dev wouldn’t populate and I got dumped into a busybox shell. Once I changed the SCSI controller from Paravirtualized to BusLogic Parallel, BackTrack4 booted perfectly. Logged in and started X.
Works pretty slick so far.