When installing PGP Universal Server 3.x or Symantec Encryption Management 3.3.0 (formerly PGP Universal Server) and above on VMware you receive the following error and setup cannot continue.
Could not allocate requested partitions:
Partitioning failed: Could not allocate partitions as primary partition for /boot.
This error occurs when the VMware instance is configured to use the BusLogic SCSI Adapter for the virtual machine. PGP Universal Server 3.x and Symantec Encryption Management Server 3.3.0 and above do NOT support using the BusLogic SCSI Adapter in a VMware virtual machine.
Best Practices for Creating a New Virtual Machine for Symantec Encryption Management Server (formerly PGP Universal Server) version 3.0 and newer.
Use the following procedure to use a LSI Logic adapter and install the Symantec Encryption Management Server (formerly PGP Universal Server) on a VMware virtual machine.
Create a new Virtual Machine in VMware using the Custom option for the virtual machine configuration.
For information on configuration settings for a VMware machine, see the following best practices article: