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PXE boot slow, creation of RAM disk failed

I followed the steps till PXE boot my p2v server. PXE boot works properly, finds my servers, but ends with an error: RAM disk could not be created Tried: Other DHCP server Other network switch (1000Mb and 100Mb) Other NIC in server but no results What could be the solution ? With regards, Kees

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But what is the actual way we should configured in order for our ram drive successfully created?

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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RAM disk requires actual memory in order to create a 'virtual' drive. My first instinct would be to check to ensure that RAM is actually available. Perhaps memory is faulty or configured improperly.

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