On Mon, 2012-12-10 at 18:30 -0500, Greg Freemyer wrote:
I've got a vmware VM I haven't used a few weeks. This is a Win7
laptop, but the VM is openSUSE 12.2.
When I try to boot it tells me it can't load the initial ram disk
because it has to have a kernel loaded first.
I've attached a screenprint.
I've got other openSUSE VM's on this laptop, but I don't have a
openSUSE ISO / CD / DVD handy.
What's a good way to fix this? If I download the network install CD,
will it have a repair option?
fyi: Nothing overly valuable on VM, I just have it configured to do
packaging work, so it will save me some hassle not to have trash it.
I might be wrong, since it's probably over a decade since I've used any
distro's stock kernel...
But this could be your booting your kernel directly, using a journal FS
- without an initrd.img ?
I always build that stuff into the kernel so it never happens. But as I
said, I could be wrong.
Either way, you'll probably need a CD/USB image to investigate.