Attempting to install Debian Linux on a VMware guest with low memory (64MB) using PXE boot the installation fails to detect any hard drives.

Tried LSI, Buslogic & IDE drives - all same problem.  Tried increasing to 256MB - same problem.

Instead of using PXE attach the Netinst.iso file to the VMware guest and boot from "CD", hard drives are detected as expected.

15 Oct 2011 / admin