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Old 01-04-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
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SUSE 9.2 on VMWare 4.5, mounting problem, pls help!

Hi guys, I'm trying to instal SUSE 9.2 Pro on VMWare 4.5. Right after I start the installation there was the following error message

crc error
EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
MINIX-fs: unable to read superblock
isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev+md0, iso_blknum=16, block=32
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(9,0)

The host is WinXP Pro with NTFS, bit the vmware should make a virtual emty drive.

I also made some free space on the hard with Partition Magic but still shows the same error!

What am I doing wrong and how can I resolve this?


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Old 01-05-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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Does anybody have any ideas??

I tried to install it normally but still does not work. I am installing it on a Gateway 200arc laptop.
Old 01-11-2005, 09:57 AM   #3
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Are you using VMware 4.5.2? I was unable to get my 9.2pro with the Xorg Xserver running on 4.0.5 as it didn't like the 2.6.8 kernel.

Did you do a text install? I chose VESA and 800x600 until I finally managed to get VMware-toolbox loaded. Also make sure that you do not have your host machine's display settings at True color otherwise the virtual SVGA driver gets confused and gives you a blank screen. I have mine set at Medium 16-bit (XPhost).

Only difference that I can see is that my Tablet is formatted as Fat32 whereas yours is NTFS, but so long as you have 4GB (choose broken into 2GB segments) and you have at a minimum 268MB of allocated RAM for the Suse9.2 guest you should have no problems getting it started.

If I were you I would delete your existing 'try' and start again with a new VM.

I shall be watching this space to see how you go.



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