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Old 09-28-2005, 03:24 AM   #1
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Vmware & Mepis


I'm trying to install Mepis on a Win 2000 Pro vm workstation. Do I need to create a swap virtual partition or do I just leave the whole virtual partition and let mepis handle all that?

The first time I installed mepis from cd, I did create a separate partition for swap and it looks like everything installed. But time to reboot/restart, I get the kernel panic message about 'can't open root device, sda2 or unknown-block(0,0)'

'Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)'

Any ideas/suggestions on what I'm doing wrong?

Thnx.
 
Old 10-02-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
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Well I've changed distros and installed Ubuntu Warty from a cd disc instead of an ISO. It installed fine except for it didn't install X , so I'm trying to see if installing the linux tools will help fix that problem.

During installation of the linux tools, I come across another problem, during the creation of /mnt/hgfs, it say it cannot create the directory because it's a Read-Only filesystem.

/mnt/hgfs is pointing from /dev/cdrom.

Any ideas how to fix this?
 
Old 10-03-2005, 11:58 PM   #3
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Well I've got it all running and fine now. I just omitted the mount /dev/cdrom /mnt part and everythings fine.
 
Old 10-08-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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i get the same problem

i'm unable to create the directory /mnt/hgfs even if i already mounted the /dev/cdrom on /mnt

what's the command line that u usedd?

thanks
 
Old 10-09-2005, 09:38 PM   #5
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Well I've got it all running and fine now. I just omitted the mount /dev/cdrom /mnt part and everythings fine.
I omitted it!
 
  


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