use grub to set the boot process problem

hu yaohui loki2441 at
Wed Sep 15 08:49:59 PDT 2010

Hi all,
i met a problem when i want to boot my lfs.Here is the problem:
when i want to test the configuration like "8.4.3. Testing the
Configuration" do. i get the following problem
root:/# /sbin/reboot
WARNING: could not determine runlevel - doing soft reboot
  (it's better to use shutdown instead of reboot from the command line)
shutdown: /dev/initctl: No such file or directory
init: /dev/initctl: No such file or directory
i build the lfs through a vm with fedora on esx. and i dont have a blank
floppy disk, i tried to boot it through usb, but the vm
in the esx cannot detect the usb. so i want to follow some other guy's idea
add the startup in my host os. my lfs on /dev/sdb1,
so i add the following in my host /boot/grub/menu.lst
title GNU/Linux LFS 6.6
root (hd1,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinux- root=/dev/sdb1 ro
when i saved this boot from host, i get error 17 cannot find the disk.
could anybody tell me are there any other methods to boot my new build lfs.
Thanks a lot!
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