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Old 02-23-2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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Cant get VMware Workstation to work


hey i have a problem when start my VMware Workstation in to slack ware linux it run in to this problem: VFS:cannot open root device "hda2" or 03:02 Please append a correct "root=" boot option Kernel Panic: VFS:unable to mount root fs on 03:02. what do i do about this ?
 
Old 02-23-2005, 01:52 AM   #2
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Is this a brand new install? What partition is your root installed on? Has it worked in the past? Did you change any partitioning?
 
Old 02-23-2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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I have version 4.51 build-7568 its work ok with my box set up in my windows.How i set up my partitioning like this my NTFS is Primary then linux Ex3 is primary and then linux swap is set to primary. i have 2 hard drive both 80GB's my system disk that is one of my 80's is spit in hafe 40,40 so i have my windows in one side of the portion and my linux on the other side and my other 80 is just for my data (save data disk). Thats how i have it set up when i want to boot linux be for i boot windows it works well when i boot it like that but when i boot it for windows use VMware Workstation it run in to that problem.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:19 PM   #4
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The reason this is happening is because the linux VM thinks its root partition is /dev/hda2 which is controlled by the "/" entry in /etc/fstab. I am thinking you are trying to boot an already existing dual boot partition which is after your primary windows partition, i.e, /dev/hda1. The thing is, if you told VMware to use an existing partition as it's drive, the VM probably considers it to be the first drive. You can check by looking at your vmware config and look at the listing for "Hard Disk 1" my guess is that is your root partition, making it /dev/hda1 to your VM.

When it boots, try typing:

linux root=/dev/hda1

or try

linux root=/dev/sda1

Depending on whether you set up the drive as a scsi drive or ide. If this works, edit /etc/fstab and change any /dev/hda2 entries to /dev/hda1.

If this does not work, look at your vmware config. List all the entries here.

-Fran
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:38 PM   #5
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thanks man i got it to work thanks so much bro thanks .
 
  


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