I'm installing the 64bit version of OL 5.10 which is from the V40139-01.iso. The ESXi version is 5.0 Update 2.
According to this link https://blogs.vmware.com/guestosguide/2013/10/oracle-linux-5-10.html, my scenario should be supported.
Well, it seems the problem is not Oracle Linux, but your virtual environment. Did you create a disk for OL?
I'm not sure about what the question "Did you create a disk for OL?" means. My problem is that the Oracle Linux installer did not show any drive when it got to the screen for partitioning hard drive.
I think what Dude is asking is when you created the VM within VMware did you provision a disk to be used for the VM.
How did you create this VM? Did you create it manually or by cloning a template? More information on the disk type would be helpful as well.
The VM is created manually. I have been using the same VM settings for Oracle Linux 6.4/6.5.
Hard disk 1: 40 GB
Type: Thin provision
SCSI controller 0: VMware Paravirtual
Network adapter 1: VM Network
Adapter Type: VMXNET3
CD/DVD drive 1: Datastore ISO File
CD/DVD Media: V40139-01.iso
The RHEL 5 kernel when booting the OL 5 installation DVD, unlike OL 6, does probably not support the VMware Paravirtual SCSI adapter. I suggest to configure your VM to use another controller, such as LSI or SATA, if available. If that sees your VM disk image than you can install the system. When the system restarts it will use the Oracle UEK kernel, which probably supports the PVSCSI driver, so you can change the controller back to PVSCSI after the installation.
The issue was resolved by changing VMware Paravirtual to LSI Logic Parallel.