[syslinux] syslinux: cannot open ldlinux.sys

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Sep 7 13:57:49 PDT 2006

Eric Wightman wrote:
> Thank you that worked...  But, 2 things, one I guess is my lack of knowledge
> of programming.
> I tried creating a syslinux.cfg with the following enter:
> DEFAULT=vmlinuz
> It still gives me the boot: prompt.

No equal sign, please.

> I can type in vmlinuz and it will start to load the thinstation linux OS but
> I start getting errors and the caps lock and the scroll lock flash.  
> VFS: Cannot open root device"" or 03:06
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:06
> I am sure that is more of a question for the thinstation folks.

You need something like:

default vmlinuz root=<whatever_appropriate>


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