AltME: Syllable

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AdrianS
no, I think it wasn't retained even when I shut down cleanly
but I'll try again once I'm finished re-installing
Kaj
That has never happened before. It should mean some corruption in the emulation somewhere
AdrianS
if it was a SATA issue with the boot, would that not make it impossible to find it with the auto find option?
because it does find it, like that
Kaj
Maybe, but the auto-find option is there for when the static configuration doesn't work. So you're lucky that the next option does work :-)
And it points to the partition number being shifted
AdrianS
did the install again, and have the same boot issue - will try it yet again and see if I can fix it by editing menu.lst - do you think that should work?
Kaj
Yes, look in the System Manager or df in the terminal what partition number you have, then adapt the menu.lst
The fundamental way to fix it would be to change the VMware emulation to ATA/IDE
AdrianS
I believe it is using ata/ide
not SATA
df shows /dev/disk/ata/hdd/0
menu.lst has root=/dev/disk/ata/hdd/0
isn't that OK
Kaj
Did you mount the image in an odd position in VMware? A normal boot drive is hda
In ATA terms, hdd is the slave drive on the second controller
What does the GrUB root() command in menu.lst say?
AdrianS
(hd3,0)
Kaj
At least that's consistent. I don't know why that boot menu option would not work

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