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Please browse the C:\Linux directory and search for any *.bat files (or maybe there's one you use to boot it). Look if there's "sda1" string mentioned anywhere. If there is, please post the contents of the file.
The second one (linux.bat) looks correctly. The only thing is that the root= parameter must point to the partition Windlinux is installed on. /dev/hda1 stands for first primary partition of your primary master hard disk. If it's incorrect (possible only when you have more than one hard disk or first partitition of first disk is occupied by another OS), correct the settings. Second primary partition of the first drive is /dev/hda2, first extended is /dev/hda5, first partition on primary slave drive is /dev/hdb1 and so on...
If the path is correct and it's still wrong it may mean that there was something wrong with the installation (corrupted files etc). It's a good idea to try again. Unfortunatelly there are also machines where Winlinux won't work (it depends on the Windows version, too), but "regular" distribution (those that require partitioning), do.
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01
That happens because our loader was unable to automatically find the hard drive
partition where WinLinux 2003 is installed on. It may be caused by the presence
of multiple IDE and SCSI hard drives on the same computer, by IDE hard drives
connected only to the secondary IDE interface or by the use of an offboard (PCI)
disk controller. To boot properly you must run WinLinux Configuration Utility,
answer No to the question about setting users and passwords and click on the
Advanced... button of Device Configuration screen. On the Advanced window check
the box "Boot WinLinux from user defined hard drive partition" and fill in the
hard drive Partition Name.