Gentoo under VMware does not boot


If you are tryin’g to install Gentoo using a VMware and you get a error like this:

!! Block device /dev/sdaX is not a valid root device…
!! The root block device is unspecified or not detected.
Please specify a device to boot, or “shell” for a shell…
boot() ::

Solution is to pass option “doscsi” to kernel at boot, since doscsi loads all necessary scsi modules.

We use genkernel and our grub.conf looks like this:

title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.22-r9
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.22-gentoo-r9 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda3 udev doscsi
initrd /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.22-gentoo-r9

See you!


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