Error has Occurred While Parsing the Installation Script

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  • 08-Mar-2017
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PlateSpin Forge 3.x, 4.x, 11.x


This article discusses about error when you are performing the VMware ESXi configuration.  This is a symptom of the hardware model verification script that is failing.  
An error has occurred while parsing the installation script. 
error:/vmfs/volumes/mpx.vmhba33:C0:T0:L0/KICK/KS.CFG: line 37: ”/.pre” script returned with an error.


Following steps are recommended to gather information from the installation. 

1.  Press Alt+F11. This command displays the ESXi alert messages related to the installation failure.
2.  Press Alt+F1. This command displays the ESXi shell, where you can log in to locate the relevant diagnostic log     file:
        2a.  Log in with these credentials:
                 username: root
                 password: press Enter for an “empty” password (this is the beginning of the ESXi install, so no root password is set)
        2b.  When logged in, navigate to /var/log/forge/forge.log.
               This file can provide clues to reasons behind the failure of the install.