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
I guess the logic in grub should be able to find it even on the second controller, no? In any case, it works now with the first menu option