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Shaimaa
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Check_Point_R80.20 error : couldn't find kernel image : Linux

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Hello,

I'm trying to install checkpoint R80.20 (standalone) on a VM (for testing purpose) on ESXi, but i'm having the following error

Error : couldn't find kernel image : Linux

As if the image is not bootable!

The file i'm using is : Check_Point_R80.20_T101_Security_Gateway.iso

 

Any suggestions to resolve this problem?

 

Thanks in advance.

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G_W_Albrecht
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This is the correct image and you should be able to start from it - did you check size and hashes ?

File Name Check_Point_R80.20_T101_Security_Gateway.iso
Build Number  
MD5 d0f1a973dd30fd4f4d58c36bd18e0b59
SHA1 1292d82789df6fd3eaf491b1d1cb1d65e4a7bc8a
Size 3248.40 MB
Date Published 2018-09-25

 

Support for R80.20 ends September 2022 - why not install a current version like R81 or at least R80.40 ?

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G_W_Albrecht
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Did you configure correct Guest OS ?

Optimal virtual hardware presentation can be achieved when manually building a Virtual Machine running Check Point software by defining the Guest operating system (Guest OS Version) as :

Check Point operating systems running :

  • Kernel versions 2.6 :  "RedHat Enterprise Linux version 5 (64-bit)"
  • Kernel versions 3.10 :  "RedHat Enterprise Linux version 7 (64-bit)"
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Bob_Zimmerman
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The "Guest OS" option in VMware VMs just affects the initial hardware when building the VM and which VMware Tools image it offers when you tell it to install Tools. It has no other impact on the VM once it is built.

It sounds like the installation didn't actually work. My bet is ESXi is giving the guest UEFI, but R80.20 needs BIOS instead.

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Shaimaa
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It was BIOS and it didn't work.

Is the file "Check_Point_R80.20_T101_Security_Gateway.iso" contains the OS? :  or it should have Gaia in the name ?

I'm not sure if the file contains the OS because when I downloaded another version R80.10 for evaluation...the file name containes gaia!

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Shaimaa
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We tested with RedHat Enterprise Linux version 5 (64-bit) and RedHat Enterprise Linux version 7 (64-bit) but we have the same error.

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G_W_Albrecht
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If sk74400: "No hard drives have been found" warning (ESX / ESXi ) did not help, ask TAC !

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G_W_Albrecht
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This is the correct image and you should be able to start from it - did you check size and hashes ?

File Name Check_Point_R80.20_T101_Security_Gateway.iso
Build Number  
MD5 d0f1a973dd30fd4f4d58c36bd18e0b59
SHA1 1292d82789df6fd3eaf491b1d1cb1d65e4a7bc8a
Size 3248.40 MB
Date Published 2018-09-25

 

Support for R80.20 ends September 2022 - why not install a current version like R81 or at least R80.40 ?

CCSE CCTE SMB Specialist

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Shaimaa
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Hello, yes you are right, comparing the md5 and hashes were different.

We downloaded the file again and it's booting this time but we are facing another problem that it doesn't find the hard drives : "No hard drives have been found"  ESXi

We have tested the following solutions, we still have the same issue:

Solution 1 :  Change SCSI controller type de "VMware Paravirtual" to "LSI Logic Parallel" or " LSI Logic SAS".

Solution 2 : Create the VM with "Red hat Enterprise Linux 5 (64-bit). 

Do you have any idea how to solve this issue?

Thanks!

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