VMware Linux VM – ‘No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found’

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Last week while trying to create a Linux VM on a VMware ESX 6.5 server, I saw this;

Ne DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found

No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found


Normally the error indicates theres something wrong with the install media, so I deleted it and uploaded it again, same error. So I downloaded the setup iso file again and checked its checksum, to make sure it was OK, (it was, but the problem persisted).

To fix the problem I simply had to connect to the host, using a different browser, (I used Firefox). Upload the .iso file and start again. Once I did that, hey presto;

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Author: PeteLong

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  1. This also happen to me when I used IE browser. After using Firefox to upload the iso, it seems to work fine now. Thanks a lot!

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