7th August 07:44
Boot error after Gentoo install on VMware
I've been doing a gentoo install on vmware workstation 4.5 from a livecd
and following the handbook from gentoo.org but on a reboot I am getting
the following error:
VFS: cannot open root device "801" or 08:01
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01
I am using kernel 2.4.28-r5
The drive comes up as a SCSI device /dev/sda.
lilo contains the following entries:
I tried messing about with the root= setting between the different
partitions (boot is on sda1, root is on sda3) but no luck.