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?
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
I believe it is using ata/ide
df shows /dev/disk/ata/hdd/0
menu.lst has root=/dev/disk/ata/hdd/0
isn't that OK
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?
At least that's consistent. I don't know why that boot menu option would not work
Can't you mount the image as primary master in VMware?
I don't think I had the choice
You mount it somewhere when you create it, don't you?
Was watching Arnold's riots
I've re-installed yet again and gotten it to work by selecting the first controller - for some reason the installation defaults to putting the HD on controller 1 as the second device - the CD being the first on the same controller