Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101836
Will not boot in VMWare 4.0 Virtual Machine
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:57 EST
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Description of problem:
I am unable to boot from the taroon CD images in a VMWare 4 virtual machine. I
have tried taroon-i386-ws-disc1.iso & taroon-i386-as-disc1.iso and get the same
result. I can boot the VMWare 4 VM with all other RedHat distributions I have
I have 66k jpeg of the screen I can send you, in summary.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem)
(running in test mode)
VFS: Cannot open root device "" or 09:02
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 09:02
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from CD or CD image
Actual Results: Does not boot
"(running in test mode)" is suspicious as that should never be triggered on an
actual install. What arguments are you passing on the boot command line?
What arguments are you passing on the boot command line?
I am not passing any. I have tried RETURN, (graphical), linux, (the same) and
linux text. I also do the same with AS 2.1.
Just as an additional datapoint, I've had no problems booting the taroon CDs under VMware.
However, it is still not installable under VMware because the emulated BusLogic SCSI
controller is apparently unsupported, so the installer doesn't find any usable hard drives.
Do the CD images you have work for you with a real machine?
Are you still seeing this? Did B2 have the same problems?
Closing due to inactivity and confirmation of it working for other people.