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ESX Server 2.5.4 Installation Fails when USB 2.0 is Enabled in the BIOS (8749435)

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When attempting to install ESX Server 2.5.4 with a Hi-Speed USB CD-ROM drive on a server where the BIOS supports USB 2.0, the following error message displays and installation fails:
failed to read /modules/module_info
install exited abnormally


Disable USB 2.0 in the server's BIOS setup.



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