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Old 02-02-2006, 10:10 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
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Suse on Vmware booting problem

I tried to load Suse 9.0 Pro Ghost image onto Vmware workstation & having problem when booting.
The error message:
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-3, errno = 2
VFS : Cannot open root device "" or 03:0a
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Try booting with pci=noacpi, acpi=ht, or acpi=off on the command line.
If one helps, please report the following lines:
DMI: BIOS: Phoenix Technologies LTD, 6.00, 02/11/2005
DMI: System: Vmware, Inc, Vmware Virtual Platform, None
DMI: Board: Intel Corporation, 440BX Desktop Reference Platform, None
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:0a
The original PC is using SATA hd & on Vmware is using scsi. I've change fstab entry from
/dev/hdc2	/	ext2	defaults	1 1
/dev/sda2	/	ext2 	defaults 1 1
the original /boot/grub/menu.lst
title Suse
 	kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdc2 vga=0x31a splash=silent desktop hda=ide-scsi hdalun=0 showopts
& changed to
title Suse
	kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2
also, changed /boot/grub/ from
(hd0) /dev/hdc
(hd0) /dev/sda
After failed to boot, I tried to boot manually using grub command line
grub> root(hd0,1)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x8

grub> kernel (hd0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2
 [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x13870c]

grub> boot
but still failed to boot.

Any idea?
Old 02-03-2006, 06:50 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware,Ubuntu
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ok i got it working. just replace the original kernel (vmlinuz) with kernel(scsi.s bzImage) from Slackware 10.2. I think the original kernel does not support (enable in kernel config) scsi disk.


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