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I installed Slackware 10.1 in VMWare. Using Grub I was able to boot successfully my menu.lst file : Code: time out 10 title Slack 10.1 root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ...
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    Slack 10.1 + VMWare problem


    I installed Slackware 10.1 in VMWare. Using Grub I was able to boot successfully

    my menu.lst file :
    Code:
    time out 10
    
    title Slack 10.1
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 noinitrd ro
    
    title 2.4.29 Kernel ide-2.4.29
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-ide-2.4.29 root=/dev/sda1 noinitrd ro
    
    title 2.6.11
    root(hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11 root=/dev/sda1 noinitrd ro
    
    title 2.6.10 Kernel
    root(hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz
    
    title 2.6.10 
    root(hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-generic-2.6.10 root=/dev/sda1 ro
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz
    
    
    color light-green/brown blink-red/blue
    My fstab file :
    Code:
    /dev/sda2        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
    /dev/sda1        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1
    /dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,owner,ro  0   0
    /dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
    devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
    proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
    I installed the 2.6.10 kernel in the /testing folder and when I rebboted I was unable to boot using the 2.4.29 or the 2.6.10 kernel.

    I compiled the 2.6.11 kernel were I built in support for reiserfs and I was still unsuccessful. I got the following error: "Kenel Panic: cannot open root device sda1 or unknown block device".

    It seems like the kernel cannot access the disk. I want to build in support for SCSI but I am unsure which option to do this.

    The only way I can boot is using the Slack disk 1 cd,using the scsi.s boot image. Can anyone offer any suggestions?

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    I've not compiled the 2.6 kernel, but if you use 'make menuconfig', there'll be options for SCSI support in there somewhere, VMWare uses Buslogic by default I believe. I'll grab the source later and have a look.
    200mhz Pentium 1 with MMX, 128mb RAM, 10gb Seagate HDD. Beastly.

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    Not sure if this helps, but I know the converse of your installation has issues...

    HOWTO Install VMware 5 on Slackware 10.1
    http://www.madpenguin.org/cms/?m=show&id=4265

    Again, this may be just a waste of space, but I thought I would post just incase.

    DrCR

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